Moderate 4.7 quake hits near La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 04:3704:37 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Chile near La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, only 24 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Sunday, September 12th, 2021, at 11:12 pm local time at a shallow depth of 11.5 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.
4.7 quake 12 Sep 11:12 pm (GMT -5)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) located 66 km from the epicenter, and La Serena (pop. 154,500) 76 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ovalle (pop. 77,100) located 101 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 12, 2021 11:12 pm (GMT -5) local time (13 Sep 2021 04:12 GMT)
Depth: 11.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.04°S / 72.02°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Primary data source: USGS
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