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Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 134 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 134 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT -3) Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 134 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 109 km depth

2 Oct 11:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 2, 2022 11:08:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT -3)
Depth109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.08°S / 69.23°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Antipode28.08°N / 110.77°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoEl Solo (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities125 km (78 mi) NW of Vinchina (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 2,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) SE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) ENE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Fiambala (Catamarca, Argentina) (pop: 8,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
613 km (381 mi) NNE of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -0.7°C (31 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.4109 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), Chile (GO03/C network) | Distance from quake: 113 km / 70 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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