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

Light 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: Oct 29, 2020 16:08:39 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 (Tacna, Tacna, Peru)
Antipode: 17.812°N / 110.059°E
Nearest volcano: Tacora (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SSE of Palca (pop: 189) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Tarata (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Tacna (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Chipispaya (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) S of Chuquitira (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Totoral (pop: 1,980) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Quilahuani (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SE of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
996 km (619 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.6149 km30 Km Al Este-NE De Calana, Tacna - Tacna, PeruIGP
4.9151 km4.8 Tarapaca, ChileEMSC
4.7149 km43 Km Al O De Visviri, PeruGUG (U. Chile)
4.9149 km17 Km ENE of Palca, Peru, ChileUSGS
4.5139 kmPeru-Bolivia Border Region, ChileGFZ
4.9135 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (4)

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Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (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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