Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 62 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on 8 Jul 7:13 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 62 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on 8 Jul 7:13 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 133 km depth

8 Jul 23:30 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
8 Jul 23:31: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 136.0 to 133.0 km (from 85 to 83 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards ESE.
Update Thu, 8 Jul 2021, 23:36
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
4.4 quake 8 Jul 7:13 pm (GMT -4)
4.4 quake 8 Jul 7:13 pm (GMT -4)
Just 23 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile. The tremor was recorded early evening on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 7:13 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 133 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calama (pop. 143,100) located 62 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 8, 2021 23:13:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 8 Jul 7:13 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 133.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.96°S / 68.64°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 21.96°N / 111.36°E
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) NNE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SW of Colchani (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) WSW of Santa Barbara (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) NW of Santa Rosa de Tastil (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8.3°C (47 F), humidity: 16%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.4133 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
4.4136 kmChile: 64 Km Al NE De CalamaGUG (U. Chile)
4.4126 km63 Km NNE of Calama, ChileUSGS
4.4193 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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