Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - 36 km NE of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, Friday, 20 Nov. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - 36 km NE of Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile, Friday, 20 Nov. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.0 at 133 km depth

20 Nov 17:08 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 5 minutos.
20 Nov 17:10: Profundidad recalculada de 127.0 a 116.0 km (de 79 a 72 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 16 km (10.1 mi) al ESE.
20 Nov 18:27: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: IGP
Update Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 17:09
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Arica, Chile
4.5 quake Northern Chile 20 Nov 12.02 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake Northern Chile 20 Nov 12.02 pm (GMT -5)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Chile near the city of Arica only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Friday 20 November 2020 at 12.02 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 127 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 at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arica (pop. 186,000) located 65 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 20 Nov 2020 17:02:40 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Friday, 20 Nov 2020 12:02 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 5
Profundidad: 133.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 18.2632°S / 70.0352°W (Provincia de Arica, Región de Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Volcán mas cercano: Taapaca (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km al NE de Arica (Arica y Parinacota) (pop: 186,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
39 km al SSE de Catana (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 875) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al SSE de Chipispaya (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 1,930) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
88 km al S de Tarata (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 3,050) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
106 km al SSE de Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Perú) (pop: 9,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
108 km al S de Chuquitira (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 4,220) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
150 km al SE de San Antonio (Moquegua, Perú) (pop: 15,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
152 km al SE de Moquegua (Perú) (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
155 km al ESE de Ilo (Moquegua, Perú) (pop: 53,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
280 km al SO de La Paz (Bolivia) (pop: 812,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: IGP
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) 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.
5.0133 km36 Km Al Sur-Este De Tacna, Tacna - TACNA, PeruIGP
4.5131 km36 Km Al SE De Tacna, PeruGUG (U. Chile)
5.0115 kmNorthern ChileUSP
4.5116 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
4.5138 km26 Km SE of Tacna, PeruUSGS

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Dec 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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