Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 168 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 7:20 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Provincia del Tamarugal, 168 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 7:20 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 119 km depth

9 Dec 10:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
9 Dec 10:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 133.0 km (from 81 to 83 mi).
9 Dec 10:42: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
9 Dec 10:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.1 to 118.8 km (from 73 to 74 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.3 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: Dec 9, 2020 10:20:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 7:20 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 118.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.123°S / 68.856°W (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 21.123°N / 111.144°E
Nearest volcano: Aucanquilcha (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (92 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) SSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.6119 km39 Km Al SO De Mina Collahuasi, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.6124 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
4.5126 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.6118 km145 Km N of Calama, ChileUSGS
4.6118 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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