Series of strong earthquakes off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile

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Chile is currently enduring a swarm of strong earthquakes off the coast of Tarapaca. This phase started on March 15, 2014 with M 4.7 at depth of 9.6 km, followed by very strong M 6.7 on March 16 which was initially reported as M 7.0

Since then, and by 13:29 UTC today, USGS reported a total of 30 strong earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.1 to 6.7.

The latest earthquake with magnitude above 6 was M 6.2 at 12:59 UTC today. USGS measured depth of 15.2 km. EMSC is reporting M 6.3 for this earthquake and depth of only 5 km.

The following list includes all earthquakes reported by USGS off the coast of Tarapaca since March 15, 2014:

  1. M 5.5 100km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 @ 13:29:57 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  2. M 5.2 83 km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 @ 13:14:57 UTC. Depth: 8.2 km
  3. M 6.2 96 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-22 @ 12:59:58 UTC. Depth: 15.2 km
  4. M 4.1 24 km NW of Tocopilla, Chile 2014-03-21 @ 05:39:43 UTC. Depth: 28.9 km
  5. M 5.0 76 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 21:33:06 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  6. M 5.9 73 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 21:26:47 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  7. M 4.3 129 km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 14:58:43 UTC. Depth: 19.9 km
  8. M 5.1 73 km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 14:35:58 UTC. Depth: 24.7 km
  9. M 4.9 67 km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 14:18:35 UTC. Depth: 13.8 km
  10. M 5.0 59 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-18 @ 09:30:28 UTC. Depth: 21.2 km
  11. M 5.3 59 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 19:05:30 UTC. Depth: 32.2 km
  12. M 4.4 74 km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 11:29:34 UTC. Depth: 17.8 km
  13. M 5.2 90 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 11:12:15 UTC. Depth: 14.5 km
  14. M 4.5 67 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 09:12:59 UTC. Depth: 15.9 km
  15. M 4.9 74 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 08:51:05 UTC. Depth: 16.4 km
  16. M 5.3 55 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 08:32:36 UTC. Depth: 12.4 km
  17. M 4.6 77 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 07:54:58 UTC. Depth: 14.4 km
  18. M 5.0 82 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 05:19:34 UTC. Depth: 12.0 km
  19. M 6.2 80 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 05:11:34 UTC. Depth: 17.0 km
  20. M 4.6 65 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 03:28:21 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  21. M 4.7 130 km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 02:41:50 UTC. Depth: 11.2 km
  22. M 4.6 88 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 02:05:58 UTC. Depth: 23.6 km
  23. M 5.2 70 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17@ 01:34:55 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  24. M 4.9 65 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 00:55:03 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  25. M 5.1 55 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 @ 00:12:09 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  26. M 4.9 61 km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 @ 23:08:11 UTC. Depth: 10.0 km
  27. M 4.9 84 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 @ 22:29:35 UTC. Depth: 10.9 km
  28. M 5.1 36 km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 @ 21:26:27 UTC. Depth: 35.0 km
  29. M 6.7 60 km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 @ 21:16:30 UTC. Depth: 20.0 km
  30. M 4.7 122 km NW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-15 @ 20:14:24 UTC. Depth: 9.6 km

Series of strong earthquakes off the coast of Tarapaca. Chile. Source: USGS. Magnitude 2.5+ in last 30 days.

A swarm of shallow earthquakes that started two days ago near Nicobar Islands, India is still in progress. By 00:10 UTC today USGS reported 18 strong earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.2 – 6.5. See detailed report here.

Earthquake swarm around Puerto Rico is ongoing for couple of months now. Oklahoma and California are not falling back either.

Featured image: USGS

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