International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255719
Event time 2020-09-03 03:23:54 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 07:23:54 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:34:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 5.2
Depth 10 km
Class Moderate
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 5
Possible effects Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent South-America
Country Chile
Administration area
Nearest settlement Carrizal Bajo
Distance 43 km
Course WNW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region South Pacific
Water surface name South Pacific Ocean

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Huasco (69.75 km), Puerto Calderilla (111.03 km), Puerto Caldera (115.97 km)
Nearest airports
Desierto de Atacama Airport (101.81 km), Vallenar Airport (109.17 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake. Based on the hypocenter, an underwater landslide is conceivable and could trigger a tsunami. Based on the data received, using the depth of the hypocenter, a potential tsunami will reach the nearest (Carrizal Bajo, , Chile) settlement within 01:11. (PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ESTIMATE ONLY!)