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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 76 km east of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 76 km east of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm (GMT -3) Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 76 km east of Taltal, Provincia de Antofagasta, Chile, on Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 81 km depth

12 Jan 17:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 12, 2023 17:26:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm (GMT -3)
Depth81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude25.31°S / 69.74°W (Provincia de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode25.31°N / 110.26°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoCerro Bayo (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities76 km (47 mi) E of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) NNE of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
910 km (566 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.181 kmNorthern ChileRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Mina Guanaco, Chile (GO02/C network) | Distance from quake: 22 km / 14 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mina Guanaco, Chile: 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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