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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 120 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 120 km northeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 108 km depth

25 Jan 13:44 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 4 minutes.
25 Jan 13:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 97.9 to 90.0 km (from 61 to 56 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.9 km (5.5 mi) towards W.
25 Jan 13:57: Now using data updates from USGS
25 Jan 14:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.0 to 107.9 km (from 66 to 67 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.2 km (3.2 mi) towards ENE.
Update Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 14:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 115 km northeast of Iquique, Chile
4.9 quake 114 Km ENE of Iquique, Chile, Jan 25, 2022 10:40 am (GMT -3)
4.9 quake 114 Km ENE of Iquique, Chile, Jan 25, 2022 10:40 am (GMT -3)
An intermediate magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported in the morning near Iquique, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, at 10:40 am local time at an intermediate depth of 106 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Iquique (pop. 227,500) located 115 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 25, 2022 13:40:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 107.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.6602°S / 69.1666°W (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapaca, Chile)
Antipode: 19.66°N / 110.833°E
Nearest volcano: Isluga (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 9.4°C (49 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | 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
4.9108 km119 Km ENE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
5.190 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
4.995 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
4.9108 kmNorthern ChileRaspberryShake
5.2108 kmNorthern ChileUSP

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