Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Provincia de El Loa, 274 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:04 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Provincia de El Loa, 274 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:04 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 110 km depth

12 Jan 11:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
12 Jan 11:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 121.0 to 109.0 km (from 75 to 68 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7.1 mi) towards E.
12 Jan 11:20: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: 12 Jan 2021 11:04:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 8:04 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 110.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.756°S / 68.693°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (51 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ENE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) SW of Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SSE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 9.9°C (50 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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 4.6110 km75 Km Al SO De Ollagüe, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.8109 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
M 4.9115 km84 Km NNE of Calama, ChileUSGS
M 4.9115 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
M 5.044 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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