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Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Brazil, 96 km northeast of Tarapaca, Amazonas, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 7:26 am (GMT -4) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Brazil, 96 km northeast of Tarapaca, Amazonas, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 7:26 am (GMT -4) Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Brazil, 96 km northeast of Tarapaca, Amazonas, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 7:26 am (GMT -4)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Aug 11:32 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 6 minutes.
Update Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 11:36

Significant magnitude 5.7 quake hits 96 km northeast of Tarapaca, Brazil in the morning

5.7 quake 6 Aug 7:26 am (GMT -4)
5.7 quake 6 Aug 7:26 am (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred only 9 minutes ago 96 km northeast of Tarapaca, Brazil, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Tarapaca, Tarapacá, Amazonas, Colombia, in the morning on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at 7:26 am local time. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Tarapaca (pop. 3,100) located 96 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 6, 2022 11:26:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 6, 2022 at 7:26 am (GMT -4)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.161°S / 69.285°W (Japura, Amazonas, Brazil)
Antipode2.161°N / 110.715°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearby towns and cities96 km (60 mi) NNE of Tarapaca (Departamento del Amazonas, Colombia) (pop: 3,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) NNW of São Paulo de Olivença (Amazonas) (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) NW of Santo Antônio do Iça (Santo Antônio do Içá, Amazonas) (pop: 9,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) NNE of Leticia (Amazonas, Colombia) (pop: 29,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
241 km (150 mi) NNE of Tabatinga (Amazonas) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
334 km (207 mi) SW of São Gabriel da Cachoeira (Amazonas) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
357 km (222 mi) W of Fonte Boa (Amazonas) (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
402 km (250 mi) NW of Carauari (Amazonas) (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 22.6°C (73 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 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.
5.710 kmWestern BrazilRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Otavalo, Ecuador (OTAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1053 km / 654 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Otavalo, Ecuador: 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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User reports for this quake (2)

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Sete Lagoas-MG / not felt : Não senti nada. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Guayaquil / not felt (reported through our app)


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