Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bolivia, 93 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:57 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bolivia, 93 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:57 am (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bolivia, 93 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:57 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 148 km depth

24 May 13:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
24 May 13:04: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 161.0 to 145.0 km (from 100 to 90 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.6 mi) towards E.
24 May 13:11: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 24 May 2022, 13:09
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.3 just reported 99 km northeast of Tacna, Bolivia
5.3 quake 24 May 8:57 am (GMT -4)
5.3 quake 24 May 8:57 am (GMT -4)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.3 quake in Bolivia near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at 8:57 am local time at an intermediate depth of 145 km. 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 5.3 as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tarata (pop. 3,100) located 64 km from the epicenter, Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) 71 km away, Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 91 km away, Candarave (pop. 3,400) 92 km away, and Tacna (pop. 280,100) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 24, 2022 12:57:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:57 am (GMT -4)
Depth148.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.5203°S / 69.5489°W (Tacna, Tacna, Bolivia)
Antipode17.52°N / 110.451°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt8 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNevados Casiri (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities58 km (36 mi) ESE of Chuquitira (Peru) (pop: 4,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) NE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) NE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) (pop: 186,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) SSW of San Pedro (La Paz) (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) SW of Viacha (La Paz) (pop: 86,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) SW of La Paz (pop: 812,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) SSE of Puno (Peru) (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
483 km (300 mi) WNW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 3.9°C (39 F), humidity: 7%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 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.
5.4148 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSGS
5.4148 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionRaspberryShake
5.5126 km49 Km E of Estique, PeruGFZ
5.2116 kmBolivia: Near La PazRENASS
5.5101 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
5.6148 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (8)

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Huajchilla (187.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : I was in the third floor, and felt like a bump, inmediatly I felt a little dizzy | One user found this interesting.  
near La Paz (197.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Im in La Paz, Bolivia. I was working when suddendly I felt the building shaking | One user found this interesting.  
La Paz (185.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Sleeping  
Arica (132.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tacna (91.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 15-20 s : Fueron diversos sacudones moviendo toda mi cama y haciendo que los animales se alteren  
Tacna (92 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
la paz bolivia (191 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Jun 23, 2022 14:29
13 days ago

151 km
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