Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Tamarugal, 90 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 9:23 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Tamarugal, 90 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 9:23 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 94 km depth

4 Jan 00:25 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
4 Jan 00:29: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 99.0 to 102.0 km (from 62 to 63 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.7 km (4.8 mi) towards NE.
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4 Jan 00:42: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 00:30
Light 4.3 quake hits near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
4.3 quake 3 Jan 9:23 pm (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 3 Jan 9:23 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the evening on Sunday 3 January 2021 at 9:23 pm local time near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 102 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Iquique (pop. 227,500) located 85 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Jan 2021 00:23:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 3 Jan 2021 9:23 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 93.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.723°S / 69.47°W (Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Isluga (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) NE of Iquique (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NNE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua, Peru) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SW of Oruro (Bolivia) (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) SSE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SW of Quillacollo (Cochabamba, Bolivia) (pop: 87,300) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SW of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 15.7°C (60 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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 4.494 km46 Km Al S De Camiña, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.582 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 4.899 km82 Km NE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
M 4.899 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
M 4.743 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP
M 4.899 km82 Km NE of Iquique, ChileUSGS

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