Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - El Loa, 228 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 5:37 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - El Loa, 228 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 5:37 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 214 km depth

15 Jan 20:44 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
15 Jan 20:56: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 20:37:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 5:37 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 213.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.966°S / 67.42°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) SE of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) E of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NE of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (313 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14.1°C (57 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 6 m/s (12 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.
M 4.4214 km64 Km Al SE De Socaire, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 3.9201 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.1191 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.7208 km108 Km WNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina, ChileUSGS
M 4.3212 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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