Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 1 km south of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 17:54 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake 118 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, 3 June 07:35 UTC, which had occurred 13 days earlier.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 1 km south of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 17:54 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 116 km depth

16 Jun 18:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 116.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Jun 2020 05:54:40 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 116.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.31°S / 68.63°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tilocalar (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SW of Tulor (Provincia de El Loa)
64 km (40 mi) W of Soncor (Provincia de El Loa)
66 km (41 mi) NW of Tilopozo (Provincia de El Loa)
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Calama (Provincia de El Loa) (pop: 143,100)
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
210 km (131 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
366 km (227 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700)
1146 km (712 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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 4.9116 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 4.8111 kmAntofagasta, ChileEMSC
M 4.8116 km51 km al SO de San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
M 4.8112 km54 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, ChileUSGS
M 5.0116 kmNorthern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Antofagasta (Chile, 197 km W of epicenter) : Despacio. (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 103 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Calama. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 53 km NE of epicenter) : Fue leve. (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 1 km south of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 17:54 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.