Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Provincia de Antofagasta, 114 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:40 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Provincia de Antofagasta, 114 km south of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:40 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 106 km depth

2 Jan 08:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
2 Jan 08:54: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 08:51
Light 4.6 quake hits near San Pedro de Atacama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
4.6 quake 2 Jan 5:40 am (GMT -3)
4.6 quake 2 Jan 5:40 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near San Pedro de Atacama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 100 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday 2 January 2021 at 5:40 am local time. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Pedro de Atacama (pop. 2,000) located 95 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 2 Jan 2021 08:40:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 5:40 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 106.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.483°S / 68.892°W (Provincia de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: La Negrillar (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) E of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) NE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NNE of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NNE of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 9.5°C (49 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
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 4.3106 km- 93 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.41 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.494 km93 Km SW of San Pedro De Atacama, ChileUSGS
M 4.4133 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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