Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 39 Km Al SO De Taltal, Chile on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - information

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 39 km WSW of Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020

- Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 39 km WSW of Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 24 km depth

21 Oct 09:16 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 3 minutos.
21 Oct 09:19: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 5.4. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 29 km (18.2 mi) al E.
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21 Oct 11:20: Profundidad recalculada de 30.1 a 24.4 km (de 18.7 a 15.2 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 10.2 km (6.3 mi) al E.
Update Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 09:28
The quake has already been downgraded to around magnitude 5.5, which is ten times weaker (and less dangerous) than a magnitude 6 event. Final calculations will still take some time.
Update Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 09:17
Significant earthquake 6.0 strikes 227 km N of Copiapó, Chile
The German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.0 quake in Chile only 5 minutes ago. The earthquake happened at a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns and cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Taltal (pop. 10,000) in 72 km (45 miles) distance with moderate ground shaking expected, Diego de Almagro (pop. 18,100) in 152 km (94 miles) distance, light shaking expected, Antofagasta (pop. 309,800) in 219 km (136 miles) distance, light shaking expected, Copiapó (pop. 129,300) in 227 km (141 miles) distance, light shaking expected.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 21 Oct 2020 09:13:07 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: miércoles, 21 oct 2020 06:13 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 5.7
Profundidad: 24.4 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 25,572°S / 70,833°W (Chile)
Volcán mas cercano: Cerro Bayo (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km al WSW de Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000)
118 km al NW de Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100)
206 km al NNW de Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
218 km al S de Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
334 km al N de Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
397 km al SSW de Calama (pop: 143,100)
877 km al N de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300)
895 km al N de Puente Alto (pop: 510,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 14.1°C (57 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Energía liberada estimada: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.724 km39 Km Al SO De Taltal, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.819 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
M 5.79 kmOffshore Antofagasta, ChileEMSC
M 5.89.5 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGeoAu
M 5.79.4 km52 Km WSW of Taltal, ChileUSGS
M 5.310 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileBMKG
M 5.621 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1553.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Copiapo (208.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cleveland Mississippi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Foothill Farms ,Ca.USA / not felt
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Aftershocks of the M 5.7 terremoto: 39 km southwest de Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile Wed, 21 Oct 09h13

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 02 dic 2020 15:38 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    20 km (12,4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 nov 2020 03:12 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    20 km (12,4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 nov 2020 23:20 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    29,7 km (18,5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 09 nov 2020 23:02 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    25,7 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 nov 2020 15:22 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    32,2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 nov 2020 07:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    63,1 km (39,2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 nov 2020 03:35 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    31,6 km (19,6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 oct 2020 08:32 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    25,1 km (15,6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 oct 2020 04:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    54 km (33,6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 oct 2020 02:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 oct 2020 00:44 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    36,8 km (22,9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 oct 2020 07:19 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    31,1 km (19,3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 oct 2020 06:15 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 oct 2020 01:51 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    30 km (18,6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 oct 2020 01:05 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    16,2 km (10,1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 21 oct 2020 21:20 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 39 km WSW of Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile, miércoles, 21 oct. 2020

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