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M6.1 earthquake - 82km SW of Vallenar, Chile, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 19:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 82km SW of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 82km SW of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 14 November 2012
14 Nov 19:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 28 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 19:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:02 (America/Santiago)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 61.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.1568°S / 71.2719°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
83 km (52 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
89 km (55 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
112 km (69 mi) NW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
161 km (100 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
482 km (299 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 14 Nov 19:02 UTCM 6.1 / 30 kmATACAMA, CHILEEMSC
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:02 (America/Santiago) (14 Nov 19:02:05 UTC)M 6.1 / 61.8 km82km SW of Vallenar, ChileUSGS
Wed, 14 Nov 19:02 UTCM 6.1 / 60 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
14/11/2012 16:02:04 (14 Nov 19:02:04 UTC)M 6.0 / 64 kmREPUBLICA DE CHILE (Argentina)INPRES
Wed, 14 Nov 19:02 UTCM 6.2 / 81.9 km30 Km Al N De La HigueraGUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 14 Nov 19:02 UTCM 6.1 / 62 kmCoquimbo, ChileGeoAu

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Copiapó (Chile, 217 km NE of epicenter) : It stay about 3 or 4 minutes (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: 82km SW of Vallenar, Chile, 14 Nov 2012 19:02

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 06 Apr 2013 07:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Apr 2013 22:25 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Mar 2013 20:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2013 09:21 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Feb 2013 23:27 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jan 2013 09:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Dec 2012 23:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    67.8 km (42.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Dec 2012 13:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    40.3 km (25 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 2012 01:22 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    55.8 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Dec 2012 07:05 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    67.4 km (41.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Dec 2012 04:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Dec 2012 18:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Dec 2012 12:12 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    32.4 km (20.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2012 08:56 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Dec 2012 18:44 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    55.5 km (34.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Nov 2012 20:29 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Nov 2012 12:53 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Nov 2012 20:39 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Nov 2012 21:18 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 82km SW of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 14 November 2012

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