Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:50 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:50 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 13:56 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
26 Jan 14:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km (from 6.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 284 km (176 mi) towards SE.
26 Jan 14:26: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 10.0 km (from 0.6 to 6.2 mi).
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 14:24
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.9 reported 96 km northwest of Diego de Almagro, Chile
4.9 quake 26 Jan 10:50 am (GMT -3)
4.9 quake 26 Jan 10:50 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the morning on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:50 am local time near Diego de Almagro, Provincia de Chañaral, Atacama, Chile, as reported by INPRES.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 1 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Taltal (pop. 10,000) located 62 km from the epicenter, and Diego de Almagro (pop. 18,100) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 13:50:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 10:50 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.87°S / 70.837°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) SW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) SW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) SSW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) NW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (346 mi) NW of La Rioja (Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
844 km (524 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20°C (68 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from S
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.910 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES

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Temuco, Chile. Región de la Araucanía. / not felt : El terremoto fue en el mar pacífico frente a las costas de Chile... Ni por referencia se debe ubicar el sismo con o por Argentina!.  
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