Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tamarugal, 95 km north of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 03:18 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tamarugal, 95 km north of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 03:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 90 km depth

Date & time: 16 Aug 2020 03:18:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 90.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.363°S / 70.073°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Isluga (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) N of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) S of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSE of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) S of Chuquitira (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SSE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSE of Torata (Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 7,050) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SE of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.390 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
5.164 km86 km S of Arica, ChileUSGS
5.464 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP
5.268 km139 Km Al Sur De Tacna, Tacna - Tacna (Chile)IGP

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 2020 07:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    56.3 km (35 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 22:06 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    56.3 km (35 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 22:50 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 20:29 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    63.9 km (39.7 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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