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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 13 km depth

8 Jan 03:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
8 Jan 03:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6. Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards ESE.
8 Jan 03:45: Now using data updates from USGS
8 Jan 04:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.6 to 13.0 km (from 7.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 8, 2022 03:24:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.9
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.6739°S / 71.1667°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode26.674°N / 108.833°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoEl Solo (247 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities756 km (470 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.8°C (64 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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
5.913 km112 Km NW of Copiapó, ChileUSGS
6.010 kmOFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILEEMSC
5.913 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileRaspberryShake
6.010.2 kmChile (Peruvian Point of View) [Sea]INGV
5.210 kmChile: Near AntofagastaRENASS
5.925 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileGFZ
5.826 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
5.429 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 264 km / 164 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.1-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (36 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 19, 2022 16:47
50 weeks ago
2.6

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, 93 km NW of Copiapo, Atacama, ChileMore
Feb 17, 2022 20:19
50 weeks ago
2.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 119 km NW of Copiapo, Atacama, ChileMore
Jan 25, 2022 00:44
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.6

28 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 18, 2022 12:00
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.7

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 15, 2022 02:04
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.2

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 14, 2022 22:07
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.2

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 14, 2022 11:38
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

37 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 14, 2022 07:00
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.6

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 14, 2022 00:34
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.8

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 13, 2022 18:40
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.8

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 13, 2022 18:19
1 year 3 weeks ago - felt
5.0

16 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 13, 2022 18:05
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.9

24 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 13, 2022 10:27
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.3

19 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 13, 2022 06:49
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 12, 2022 12:27
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.1

34 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 11, 2022 14:20
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.7

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 10, 2022 10:02
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.9

19 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 9, 2022 18:58
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.9

26 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 9, 2022 13:29
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.1

30 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 9, 2022 12:52
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.2

18 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 14:27
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.8

22 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 14:06
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.5

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 13:17
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.6

34 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 11:15
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.9

22 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 09:38
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.1

38 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 09:03
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 08:08
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.5

23 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 07:34
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.6

34 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 05:53
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.5

32 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 05:50
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.8

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 04:35
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.9

41 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 04:29
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.9

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 04:01
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.2

47 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 03:59
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.4

26 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 03:50
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.7

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Jan 8, 2022 03:45
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.5

28 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore

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