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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Northern Chile on Sunday, 10 May 2020

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Sunday, 10 May 2020
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: Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.86°S / 68.07°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Licancabur (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) SE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
1205 km (749 mi) NE of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.4 / 109 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.2 / 134 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.5 / 106 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.5 / 117.9 km19km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, ChileUSGS
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.5 / 60 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.5 / 140 km17 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionBMKG
Sun, 10 May 18:04 UTCM 5.4 / 17.9 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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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)

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake: Northern Chile, 10 May 2020 18h04

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List of 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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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Northern Chile on Sunday, 10 May 2020

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