Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 40 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, Chile, on 29/10/2020 11:08:39 -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 40 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, Chile, on 29/10/2020 11:08:39

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 149 km depth

29 Oct 16:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
29 Oct 17:09: Now using data updates from IGP
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 04:08:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29/10/2020 11:08:39
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 149.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.8118°S / 69.9408°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tacora (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SSE of Palca (Peru) (pop: 189)
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Miculla (Peru) (pop: 463)
38 km (24 mi) SW of Alto Peru (Peru) (pop: 85)
40 km (25 mi) NE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100)
75 km (46 mi) SE of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Peru) (pop: 9,490)
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Arica (pop: 186,000)
716 km (445 mi) W of Santa Cruz (Bolivia) (pop: 1,364,400)
1742 km (1082 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 5.2°C (41 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6149 km30 Km Al Este-NE De Calana, Tacna - Tacna, PeruIGP
M 4.9151 km4.8 Tarapaca, ChileEMSC
M 4.7149 km43 Km Al O De Visviri, PeruGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.9149 km17 Km ENE of Palca, Peru, ChileUSGS
M 4.5139 kmPeru-Bolivia Border Region, ChileGFZ
M 4.9135 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP
M 4.9149 km17 Km ENE of Palca, Peru, ChileUSGS
M 4.9149 km17 Km ENE of Palca, Peru, ChileUSGS

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85.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fue más ruido que movimiento (reported through our app)
Arica (Chile, 102 km SW of epicenter) : Suave, casi nada (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 100 km SW of epicenter) : En Arica Chile 13:09 minutos, movimientomoderado a fuerte y muy corto acompañado de ruido. (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 100 km SW of epicenter) : Movimiento fuerte y muy corto (reported through EMSC)
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