Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 109 km southeast of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 10:55 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tamarugal, Tarapaca, 109 km southeast of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 10:55 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 115 km depth

27 Dec 13:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
27 Dec 14:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 118.0 km (from 81 to 73 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (14 mi) towards E.
27 Dec 14:14: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
27 Dec 18:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 115.1 to 115.4 km (from 72 to 72 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards SW.
Update Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 14:03
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 quake hits 120 km southeast of Arica, Chile in the morning
5.0 quake 27 Dec 10:55 am (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 27 Dec 10:55 am (GMT -3)
Just 8 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Arica, Provincia de Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 10:55 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 118 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from INPRES which listed the quake at magnitude 5.3. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arica (pop. 186,000) located 120 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 27 Dec 2020 13:55:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 10:55 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 115.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.116°S / 69.516°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Isluga (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) SE of San Antonio (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) WSW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) WSW of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence, Oruro, Bolivia) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSW of La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SE of Ciudad Satelite (Arequipa, Peru) (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 9.7°C (49 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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 5.2115 km24 Km Al N De Camiña, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.1113 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
M 5.1120 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
M 5.1109 km115 Km SE of Arica, ChileUSGS
M 5.2118 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 5.1106 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
M 5.2121 km136 Km Al Sur-SE De Tacna, Tacna - Tacna, ChileIGP
M 5.549 kmNorthern ChileUSP
M 4.888 kmNorthern ChileBMKG
M 5.2121 km136 Km Al Sur-SE De Tacna, Tacna - Tacna, ChileIGP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
140 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arequipa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 25 Feb 2021 07:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    103.6 km (64.4 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 11:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    121.4 km (75.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Feb 2021 18:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    95.7 km (59.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Jan 2021 19:59 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    95.6 km (59.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Dec 2020 01:52 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    116.6 km (72.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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