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Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km northwest of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km northwest of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 166 km northwest of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

2 Dec 04:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
2 Dec 05:05: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 25.0 km (from 23 to 15.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2022 04:43:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm (GMT -5)
Depth25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.08°S / 71.17°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode26.08°N / 108.83°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities102 km (63 mi) SW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
822 km (511 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.4°C (61 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.625 kmOff Coast of Northern ChileRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Pan de Azucar (AC01/C1 network) | Distance from quake: 58 km / 36 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Pan de Azucar: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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