Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Off the Coast of Tarapaca, Chile (Peru), on Thursday, 9 January 2003 at 07:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Off the Coast of Tarapaca, Chile (Peru), on Thursday, 9 January 2003 at 07:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 9 Jan 2003 07:02:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.15°S / 71.001°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Yucamane (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) W of Vila Vila (Provincia de Tacna) (pop: 474)
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Ilo (Moquegua) (pop: 53,500)
80 km (50 mi) W of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
83 km (51 mi) WNW of Arica (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) (pop: 186,000)
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna) (pop: 9,490)
106 km (66 mi) S of Moquegua (pop: 54,500)
520 km (323 mi) W of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400)
938 km (583 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.333 kmoff the coast of Tarapaca, Chile (Peru)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Off the Coast of Tarapaca, Chile (Peru), 9 January 07:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 09 Jan 2003 10:29 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    40.7 km (25.3 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2003 08:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40.5 km (25.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Off the Coast of Tarapaca, Chile (Peru), on Thursday, 9 January 2003 at 07:02 (GMT)
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