Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 155 km east of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, Bolivia, on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 07:50 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 155 km east of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, Bolivia, on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 07:50 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 171 km depth

26 May 07:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 185.0 to 183.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 183.0 to 171.0 km.
Date & time: 26 May 2020 07:50:34 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 171.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.27°S / 67.43°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Nearest volcano: Quetena (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) S of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) WSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) WSW of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) W of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SSW of Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SSW of Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) S of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.5171 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.6166 kmPotosi, BoliviaEMSC
4.8216 km88 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama (Bolivia)GUG (U. Chile)
4.6168 km109km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (Bolivia)USGS
4.7171 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tarija / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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