Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 29 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 11:15 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 29 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 11:15 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 44 km depth

18 May 11:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 18 May 2020 11:15:40 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.99°S / 70.01°W (Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Tatajachura (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) N of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NNW of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) SSE of Arequipa (Peru) (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
1499 km (932 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.944 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
M 4.851 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
M 4.851 km36 km al N de Iquique (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
M 4.849 km30km NNE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
M 4.810 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (8)

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30.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
180.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Alto Hospicio (Chile, 41 km S of epicenter) : Más parece una explosión (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 165 km NW of epicenter) : Movimientos horizontales y verticales al mismo tiempo (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 40 km SW of epicenter) : Lo sentí fuerte y ruido. (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 39 km SW of epicenter) : Mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 38 km SW of epicenter) : En dónde vivo casi nada de vibración pero mucho ruido subterráneo (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 36 km SW of epicenter) : Inicio con un fuerte riudo y luego vino el movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 29 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 11:15 (GMT)
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