Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - El Loa, 27 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:37 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - El Loa, 27 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:37 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 119 km depth

25 Dec 09:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
25 Dec 09:54: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Fri, 25 Dec 2020, 09:48
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 48 km east of Calama, Chile
4.5 quake 25 Dec 6:37 am (GMT -3)
4.5 quake 25 Dec 6:37 am (GMT -3)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday 25 December 2020 at 6:37 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 100 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calama (pop. 143,100) located 48 km from the epicenter, and San Pedro de Atacama (pop. 2,000) 56 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Dec 2020 09:37:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:37 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 119.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.387°S / 68.677°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (16 mi) ENE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) NNE of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 10°C (50 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
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 4.2119 km28 Km Al E De Calama, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.5105 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.5105 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
M 4.3149 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 4.710 kmNorthern ChileUSP
M 4.5105 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS

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