Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 99 km east of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11:29 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 99 km east of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, on Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11:29 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 97 km depth

14 Nov 14:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
14 Nov 14:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 90.0 to 94.0 km (from 56 to 58 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.4 km (4.6 mi) towards E.
14 Nov 14:46: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 14:36
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Iquique, Chile
5.0 quake 110 km E of Iquique, Chile, 14 Nov 11.29 am (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 110 km E of Iquique, Chile, 14 Nov 11.29 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 5.0 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 94 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 11.29 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Iquique (pop. 227,500) located 110 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 14, 2020 14:29:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11:29 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 96.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.387°S / 69.215°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 20.387°N / 110.785°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) E of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 20.4°C (69 F), humidity: 20%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.897 km17 Km Al NE De Pica, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
5.094 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
5.193 km111 Km ESE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
5.0104 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
5.193 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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