Minor mag. 2.9 earthquake - 89 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile on Saturday, 12 September 2020
12 Sep 21:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.39°S / 69.78°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Aucanquilcha (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) NE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
136 km (85 mi) SE of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
148 km (92 mi) NW of Calama (pop: 143,100)
1345 km (836 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 12 Sep 21:10 UTC||M 2.9 / 50 km||89 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile||EMSC|
|Sat, 12 Sep 21:10 UTC||M 2.9 / 50.1 km||40 Km Al NO De Quillagua (Chile)||GUG (U. Chile)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.