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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 76 km southwest of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on 12 Oct 9:30 pm (GMT -3)

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 76 km southwest of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on 12 Oct 9:30 pm (GMT -3) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 76 km southwest of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on 12 Oct 9:30 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 96 km depth

13 Oct 00:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
13 Oct 00:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 82.0 km (from 45 to 51 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
13 Oct 00:46: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: Oct 13, 2020 00:30:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 9:30 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 96.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.038°S / 69.322°W (Provincia de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 23.038°N / 110.678°E
Nearest volcano: Licancabur (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (48 mi) SSW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) W of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) NNE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (235 mi) N of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) WSW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18°C (64 F), humidity: 11%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.696 km15 Km Al S De Sierra Gorda., ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.684 km4.9 Antofagasta, ChileEMSC
4.982 km64 Km SSW of Calama, ChileGFZ
4.697 km82 Km SSW of Calama, ChileUSGS
4.928 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

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Antofagasta (Chile, 145 km SW of epicenter) : Muy poco sonido muy poco movimiento un solo va y vien (reported through EMSC)  
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