Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 152 km northwest of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 152 km northwest of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

13 Oct 17:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
13 Oct 17:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.4. Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards SE.
13 Oct 17:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (9.9 mi) towards E.
13 Oct 17:32: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: 13 Oct 2020 05:16:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 30.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.162°S / 71.049°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) SW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000)
102 km (64 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (Chañaral) (pop: 18,100)
152 km (94 mi) NW of Copiapó (Copiapo) (pop: 129,300)
270 km (168 mi) N of Vallenar (Huasco) (pop: 44,900)
287 km (178 mi) SW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
417 km (259 mi) N of La Serena (Elqui) (pop: 154,500)
423 km (263 mi) N of Coquimbo (Elqui) (pop: 161,300)
812 km (505 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 13.8°C (57 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.030 km47 Km Al NO De Chañaral., ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.028 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
M 4.82 kmOffshore Atacama, ChileEMSC
M 4.910 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
M 4.910 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
M 4.813 km105 Km SW of Taltal, ChileUSGS
M 4.710 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileUSP

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 152 km northwest of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 14 Oct 2020 00:59 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 152 km northwest of Copiapó, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on 13 Oct 12:16 pm (GMT -5)

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