Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 63 km northwest of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 10:25 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 63 km northwest of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 10:25 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 42 km depth

17 Feb 03:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 13 minutes.
17 Feb 03:44: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
17 Feb 04:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.7 to 41.7 km (from 22 to 26 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.1 km (5.7 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 17 Feb 2021 03:25:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 10:25 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 41.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.05°S / 70.972°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Bayo (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) NW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) NNW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SSW of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SW of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (356 mi) NW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
633 km (394 mi) NW of La Rioja (Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
936 km (581 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.8°C (68 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSW
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
4.442 km63 Km Al NO De Taltal, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.410 kmOFF COAST OF ANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
4.210 km68 Km WNW of Taltal, ChileUSGS

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