Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 34 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:11 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 34 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:11 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 103 km depth

10 Jan 22:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
10 Jan 22:17: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 108.0 km (from 54 to 67 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 18 km (11 mi) towards E.
10 Jan 22:30: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Sun, 10 Jan 2021, 22:21
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 earthquake 39 km east of Calama, Chile
5.0 quake 10 Jan 7:11 pm (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 10 Jan 7:11 pm (GMT -3)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile. The tremor was recorded early evening on Sunday 10 January 2021 at 7:11 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 108 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Calama (pop. 143,100) located 39 km from the epicenter.
Other 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 64 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Jan 2021 22:11:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 7:11 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 102.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.456°S / 68.594°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) E of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) SW of Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> 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 24°C (75 F), humidity: 20%, wind: 14 m/s (27 kts) from W
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
M 4.7103 km- 35 km ESE of Calama, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.8111 km34 Km E of Calama, ChileUSGS
M 5.0108 km35 Km Al E De Calama, ChileGFZ
M 5.234 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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