Earthquake with magnitude of mb 5.5 on date 21-12-2023 and time 16:21:54 (UTC) in region Near coast of northern Chile [Land: Chile]

A magnitude mb 5.5 earthquake occured in region: Near coast of northern Chile [Land: Chile], on

  • 21-12-2023 16:21:54 (UTC)
  • 21-12-2023 17:21:54 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 21-12-2023 13:21:54 (UTC -03:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (America/Argentina/Jujuy)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -21.7200, -70.1400 at 74 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

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Recent and historical seismicity
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 5.5 2023-12-21
-21.7195 -70.1398 74 2023-12-21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 124179571
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2023-12-21 16:21:54
Latitude -21.7195
Longitude -70.1398
Depth (km) 74 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 124179571


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 35886689
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 25207628
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 272
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 34541500.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 109.462
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.876477
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 5.5
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 63
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 124179571
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2023-12-21 16:36:05
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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