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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile

Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 00:17
4.3 quake 2 Apr 8:57 pm (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 2 Apr 8:57 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the evening on Friday 2 April 2021 at 8:57 pm local time near Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 51 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Illapel (pop. 22,800) located 24 km from the epicenter, Salamanca (pop. 13,300) 29 km away, and La Ligua (pop. 24,900) 69 km away.

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Date & time: 2 Apr 2021 8:57 pm (GMT -3) local time (2 Apr 2021 23:57 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.83°S / 71.27°W (Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Primary data source: EMSC

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