Mag. 4.3 earthquake - El Loa, 108 km north of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:15 am (GMT -3) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - El Loa, 108 km north of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:15 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 118 km depth

1 Dec 06:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
1 Dec 08:00: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Tue, 1 Dec 2020, 06:39
Light 4.4 quake hits near Calama, Chile
4.4 quake Chile-Bolivia Border Region 1 Dec 3.15 am (GMT -3)
4.4 quake Chile-Bolivia Border Region 1 Dec 3.15 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 3.15 am local time near Calama, Chile, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 121 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake.Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calama (pop. 143,100) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Dec 2020 06:15:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 3:15 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 117.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.547°S / 68.554°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (194 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SW of Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1341 km (833 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.3118 km47 Km Al SO De Ollagüe, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.3115 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.2118 km106 Km NNE of Calama, ChileUSGS
M 4.1118 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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