Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Northern Chile on Friday, 17 July 2020 - information

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 21 km ESE of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, viernes, 17 jul. 2020

- Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 21 km ESE of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, viernes, 17 jul. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 73 km depth

17 Jul 05:45 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 4 minutos.
Jul 17 05:46: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 5.7.
Profundidad recalculada de 56.0 a 79.0 km.
Jul 17 05:50: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 6.0.
Profundidad recalculada de 79.0 a 73.0 km.
Jul 17 06:54: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 5.9.
Fecha & hora: 17 Jul 2020 05:40:35 UTC -
Magnitud: 5.9
Profundidad: 73.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 20,3°S / 69,97°W (Chile)
Volcán mas cercano: Irruputuncu (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km al ESE de Iquique (pop: 227,500)
201 km al N de Tocopilla (pop: 24,500)
206 km al S de Arica (pop: 186,000)
256 km al S de Tacna (Perú) (pop: 280,100)
263 km al NNW de Calama (pop: 143,100)
375 km al N de Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
516 km al SW de Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400)
1465 km al N de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 4,5 x 1013 joules (12,4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0,7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.973 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
M 5.880 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
M 5.974 kmTarapaca, ChileEMSC
M 6.098 kmNorthern ChileGeoAu
M 5.974 km2 km SSE of Iquique, ChileUSGS
M 5.570 kmNorthern ChileBMKG
M 5.977 km4 km al NE de Alto Hospicio (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
M 5.73.1 kmNorthern Chile [Land: Chile]INGV
M 5.936 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (69)

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Quemú Quemú, La Pampa, Argentina (1885.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Fue un pequeño temblor a las 6:10. Se sintió en mi localidad y las vecinas. Pensamos que fue una explosión de alguna fabrica, pero las autoridades locales ya avisaron que esta todo bien y que fue un pequeño temblor.
Iquique (17.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
465.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
32.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Usualmente no siento mucho los temblores pero este estuvo fuerte y largo
208.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Iquiqie (20 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
206 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
xayma Arequipa (467.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique (18.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy fuerte con ruido anormal fuerte
Mollendo (423.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue de larga duración y con un sonido característico.
17.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
205.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Largo y mantuvo la magnitud,aproximadamente 5 grados richter (reported through our app)
204.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Alto Hospicio / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se movió fuerte desde el primer segundo, no fue un sismo gradual. Intenso y movimiento de arriba abajo
Iquique / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Mucho ruido subterráneo, el sismo Duero mucho tiempo. Por mis experiencias estando en terremotos llegué a pensar que un terremoto estuvo a punto de iniciar pero luego comenzó a declinar
Alto Hospicio, centro de la ciudad, en mi casa. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Estamos acostumbrados a los movimientos telúricos, pero este temblor, se sintió más fuerte que 5.7 o 5.9 según onemi.
Pozo al monte / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lo sentí a las 1:20am estaba durmiendo, fue un leve movimiento. Pensé que aumentaría la magnitud.
Alto Hospicio / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Alto Hospicio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Iquique chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
la consulta San Carlos Mendoza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was super loud and very noisy like when an earthquake starts
Iquique / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
IQUIQUE / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : TEMBLOR FUERTE QUE ME DEJO CON ADRENALINA COOL.
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Iquique chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Iquique, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Muy fuerte, largo y con mucho ruido, dificultad para levantarse
Iquique, chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Alto hospicio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iquique, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Alto hospicio / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Fue movimiento muy fuerte de cayó la señal de celular con movimiento de serpiente
Iquique / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calama , Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Muy largo
Arequipa, Perú. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : oscilant movements
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Arica / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : many noise, movement, was long, i feel like dizzy for walking.
Iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
iquique / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Iquique / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Fue bastante intenso!
Selva Alegre (Peru, 453 km NW of epicenter) : Forte secousse à Arequipa ! Court mais intense (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad Satelite (Peru, 446 km NW of epicenter) : Leve sacudida (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 377 km S of epicenter) : movimiento y tipico ruido de ventanas Se sintio 1 solo golpe Sentada 2do piso casa solida (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 377 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio un remezon y ruido de ventana distinta aunque toda la noche hubo mucho viento y ruido de ventana en seguida me di cuenta q era temblor 2do piso casa solida sentada (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 276 km SE of epicenter) : Calama un movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Pretty long and strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Un movimiento brusco, seguido de movimiento leve prolongado. Tacna-Perú. (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Sonido fiebre; se sintió la vibración (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 247 km NW of epicenter) : Un movimiento brusco, seguido de movimiento leve prolongado. (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Corto (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Solo ruido en Arica (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte movimiento, corto (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Arica (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Considerable en Arica chile (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba durmiendo, me despertó y sentí que era termino medio.. por lo menos para sentirlo así en un tercer piso. Arica (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Se movió mucho el depto (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 196 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Mas de 5 grados (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido subterráneo y vibración fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte, movimiento oscilante de sur a norte. Caída de objetos en casa. (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Demasiado largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte sismo en iquique chile (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Fue fuerte. Y duro aproximadamente 5 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Para ser 5,9 se sintio muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Iquique (Chile, 1 km NE of epicenter) : Extremadamente fuerte, hace años que no sentía un terremoto así. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.9 terremoto: 21 km southeast de Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile Fri, 17 Jul 05h40

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 28 ago 2020 17:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    64,2 km (39,9 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 ago 2020 06:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    52 km (32,3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 ago 2020 19:42 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    49 km (30,4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 ago 2020 18:42 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    43,5 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 ago 2020 17:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    46,3 km (28,8 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 jul 2020 20:36 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    34 km (21,1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 jul 2020 04:03 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 jul 2020 16:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    77,4 km (48,1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 jul 2020 05:40 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    71 km (44,1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.9 - 21 km ESE of Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile, viernes, 17 jul. 2020
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