Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 85 km NNE of Calama, Chile on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
18 Aug 05:17 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Depth: 124.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.8°S / 68.51°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) NE of Calama (pop: 143,100)
104 km (65 mi) SW of Villa Alota (pop: 100)
128 km (79 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000)
156 km (97 mi) SW of San Cristóbal (pop: 100)
177 km (110 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1313 km (816 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 18 Aug 05:01 UTC||M 3.1 / 124 km||85 km NNE of Calama, Chile||EMSC|
|Tue, 18 Aug 05:01 UTC||M 3.1 / 123.8 km||69 km al SO de Ollagüe (Chile)||GUG (U. Chile)|
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