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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 44 km al N de Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake: 55 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h09, which had occurred 21 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 44 km al N de Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020
1 Sep 04:33 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 3 minutes.
Sep 1 04:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.1.
Sep 1 04:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.3.
Sep 1 04:48: Source data changed from GFZ to GUG (U. Chile)
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.1 to 36.5 km.
Sep 1 05:14: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 1 September 2020 04:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 36.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.074°S / 71.209°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
117 km (73 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
601 km (374 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.1 / 36.5 km44 km al N de Huasco (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmOffshore Atacama, ChileEMSC
Tue, 1 Sep 04:29 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina) (Chile)INPRES
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.3 / 19.9 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.3 / 18.7 km81 km NW of Vallenar, ChileUSGS
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 5.8 / 17 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.3 / 17 kmChile (Peruvian Point of View) [Sea]INGV
Tue, 1 Sep 04:30 UTCM 6.0 / 17 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

User reports for this quake

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596 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Buenos Aires (1406.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
617.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
773.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
772.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
580.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Campana, Vicuña, Coquimbo IV / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Copiapo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Serena (Chile, 210 km S of epicenter) : Lamps moved, and as the previous one, there was no noise previously. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 606 km S of epicenter) : Otro mah | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile, 559 km S of epicenter) : Más corto que el anterior | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Hacienda La Calera (Chile, 529 km S of epicenter) : Sin ruido solo leve crugir de puerta abierta, departamento tercer piso | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 44 km al N de Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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