Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 89 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, 24 Dec 2020 4:20 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 89 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, 24 Dec 2020 4:20 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 63 km depth

24 Dec 07:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
24 Dec 07:36: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 07:42
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 89 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile early morning
4.2 quake 24 Dec 4:20 am (GMT -3)
4.2 quake 24 Dec 4:20 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early morning on Thursday 24 December 2020 at 4:20 am local time near Antofagasta, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, as reported by the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 63.3 km. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Antofagasta (pop. 309,800) located 89 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Dec 2020 07:20:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 24 Dec 2020 4:20 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 63.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.089°S / 69.779°W (Provincia de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: La Negrillar (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) W of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) NNE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) S of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) N of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) N of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
650 km (404 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 12.8°C (55 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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 4.263 km- 87 km NE of Antofagasta, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.182 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.178 km87 Km NE of Antofagasta, ChileUSGS

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