Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 100 km depth
24 Nov 23:17 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
24 Nov 23:18: Now using data updates from EMSC
24 Nov 23:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 100.0 km (from 71 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards E.
24 Nov 23:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards E.
Update Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 23:27Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 108 km southeast of Iquique, Chile
5.1 quake 24 Nov 8:14 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only 13 minutes ago 108 km southeast of Iquique, Chile, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 100 km beneath the epicenter near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, in the evening on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 8:14 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Iquique (pop. 227,500) located 108 km from the epicenter.
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