Chile – M 5.2 – Moderate earthquake near Iquique

Earthquake Report comment :
At this point people reported a light to moderate shaking in Iquique.
A similar earthquake (M 5.0) at a slightly bigger depth occurred in the same area on August 3 at 1:29 AM

Iquique has a growing population of more than 227,000.
Iquique is surrounded by a very active fault line which is triggering regular powerful earthquakes.
The city was totally demolished by earthquakes in 1868 and 1877.
The most recent major earthquake occurred on June 13, 2005 and had a Magnitude of 7.9 !
Iquique is located in Northern Chile, one of the richest copper mine areas in the world.  Copper mining, mainly in Quebrada Blanca, Cerro Colorado, and Doña Inés de Collahuasí, is an important industry in Iquique.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 04:35:50 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 38 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (28 miles) WNW (302°) from Iquique, Chile
172 km (107 miles) S (186°) from Arica, Chile
228 km (142 miles) S (186°) from Tacna, Peru

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map

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  1. […] M 5.2      2010/08/05 20:35:51 Depth 38 km     OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE M 5.1      2010/08/05 19:04:05 Depth 67 km  KURIL ISLANDS, RUSSIA (Aftershock) M 4.5      2010-08-05   18:54:18  Depth 10 km  MOROCCO M 5.0      2010-08-05   18:17:48  Depth 33 km MYANMAR M 4.4      2010/08/05 15:53:57 Debt 10 km NORTH OF SVALBARD (Spitsbergen) M 4.0      2010-08-05   15:16:51 Depth 30 km SOUTHERN IRAN M 4.0      2010/08/05 14:59:28 Depth 5 km    WYOMING, USA (Aftershock) M 4.9      2010/08/05 12:40:28 Depth 119 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS M 4.3      2010/08/05 09:20:46 Depth 85 km GUERRERO, MEXICO M 5.0      2010/08/05 08:45:28 Depth 97 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA M 4.7      2010/08/05 06:38:51 Depth 26 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock) M 5.2      2010/08/05 06:27:16 Depth 25 km      BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock) M 5.7      2010/08/05 06:01:48 Depth 16 km     BIO-BIO, CHILE (aftershock of February 27) M 5.6      2010/08/05 05:09:27 Depth 70 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (aftershock M 7.0) M 4.7      2010/08/05 04:52:49 Depth 93  km    SOUTHERN PERU M 4.7      2010/08/05 02:09:37 Depth 62  km    BANDA SEA, INDONESIA M 5.1      2010/08/05 01:12:46 Depth 35  km    NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (aftershock M 7.0) M 4.8      2010/08/05 00:04:18 Depth 5 km     WYOMING, USA M 3.0      2010/08/05 00:04:03 Depth 5  km    WYOMING, USA […]

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