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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 19 Km Al S De Mina Collahuasi, Chile on Saturday, 19 September 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 19 Km Al S De Mina Collahuasi, Chile on Saturday, 19 September 2020
19 Sep 09:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
19 Sep 09:33: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 154.0 to 132.0 km (from 96 to 82 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 18.7 km (11.6 mi) towards E.
19 Sep 09:42: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
19 Sep 11:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 124.0 to 128.7 km (from 77 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 September 2020 09:26 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 128.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.996°S / 68.73°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Olca-Paruma (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) NW of Villa Alota (pop: 100)
159 km (99 mi) W of San Cristóbal (pop: 100)
164 km (102 mi) N of Calama (pop: 143,100)
172 km (107 mi) SE of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
195 km (121 mi) NE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
1399 km (869 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -1.3°C (30 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 km/h (1 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Sep 09:26 UTCM 4.9 / 128.7 km19 Km Al S De Mina Collahuasi, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 19 Sep 09:26 UTCM 5.0 / 129 km5.1 Antofagasta, ChileEMSC
Sat, 19 Sep 09:26 UTCM 5.1 / 132 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
Sat, 19 Sep 09:26 UTCM 5.0 / 119.6 km161 Km N of Calama, ChileUSGS
Sat, 19 Sep 09:26 UTCM 5.1 / 129 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 19 Km Al S De Mina Collahuasi, Chile on Saturday, 19 September 2020

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