Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 89 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 03:18 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 89 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 03:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 77 km depth

16 Aug 03:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Aug 16 03:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 64.0 to 77.0 km.
Aug 16 07:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.0.
Date & time: 16 Aug 2020 03:18:49 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 77.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.27°S / 70.18°W (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Isluga (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (56 mi) S of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) N of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) S of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) SSE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Torata (Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 7,050) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (197 mi) SE of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SE of Camana (Camaná, Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.077 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
5.280 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
5.080 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
5.390 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
5.273 km8 km al SO de Cuya (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.164 km86 km S of Arica, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (22)

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107.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
87.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
92.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arica, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : This felt stronger than most quakes around here in Arica (fifth floor of apartment block), and I am surprised it only registered at 5.3. Lasted about a minute, my computer was moving on the table and my wife awakened.  
Arica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Si  
Arica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Si  
Elgin, sc / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Iquique / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Choque de placas subducción  
Arequipa (Peru, 350 km NW of epicenter) : Just a quick shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 106 km S of epicenter) : Solo riudo (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 103 km S of epicenter) : Corto de mediana intensidad,en Iquique. (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 103 km S of epicenter) : Ruido y muy largo (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 103 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte aprox 5.2 grado estimo (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 90 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en arica (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 90 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte,, 5,5 con vibración corta. (reported through EMSC)  
Selva Alegre (Peru, 353 km NW of epicenter) : Fue corto en Arequipa. Me ha despertado (reported through EMSC)  
Ilo (Peru, 221 km NW of epicenter) : Ilo, Peru. 5-6 sec movement (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Leve movimiento. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 140 km NW of epicenter) : En Tacna también llegó (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 140 km NW of epicenter) : There was faint noise of the tremor. We did hear the glass panes make the rattling noise. (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 90 km NW of epicenter) : Mucho ruido y movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 2020 07:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    56.3 km (35 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Aug 2020 03:18 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    90.4 km (56.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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