Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - El Loa, 15 km northeast of San Pedro de Atacama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 18:04 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - El Loa, 15 km northeast of San Pedro de Atacama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 18:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 109 km depth

10 May 18:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
May 10 18:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 157.0 to 109.0 km.
May 10 18:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: May 10, 2020 18:04:21 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.86°S / 68.07°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.86°N / 111.93°E
Nearest volcano: Licancabur (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) ENE of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WSW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) WNW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.4109 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
5.2134 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
5.5106 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
5.5118 km19km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, ChileUSGS
5.560 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
5.5140 km17 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.510 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionBMKG
5.418 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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near La Paz (702.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Calama, Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Calama (Chile, 101 km NW of epicenter) : Solo me movieron un poco algunas cosas (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 05 Jul 2020 01:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 11:44 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    125.2 km (77.8 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 May 2020 02:23 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    131.4 km (81.6 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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