Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 103 km northeast of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 6:35 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 103 km northeast of Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 6:35 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 126 km depth

3 Nov 09:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
3 Nov 09:41: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 122.0 to 121.0 km (from 76 to 75 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards ESE.
3 Nov 09:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 121.0 to 114.0 km (from 75 to 71 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards ENE.
3 Nov 09:52: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Tue, 3 Nov 2020, 09:42
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 104 km northeast of Calama, Chile early morning
4.6 quake 104 km NNE of Calama, Chile, 3 Nov 6.35 am (GMT -3)
4.6 quake 104 km NNE of Calama, Chile, 3 Nov 6.35 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported only 7 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 121 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 6.35 am local time. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calama (pop. 143,100) located 104 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 3, 2020 09:35:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 6:35 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 126.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.61°S / 68.516°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 21.61°N / 111.484°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro del Azufre (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) WSW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) SW of Colchani (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Santa Barbara (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -4.9°C (23 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.5126 km51 Km Al SO De Ollagüe, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.5126 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
4.3114 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.5140 km98 Km NNE of Calama, ChileUSGS
4.7140 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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