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M6.7 earthquake - 44km N of Vallenar, Chile, Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 20:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 43km N of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 43km N of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 30 January 2013
30 Jan 20:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 20:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:15 (America/Santiago)
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 45.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.1812°S / 70.8002°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
102 km (63 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
197 km (122 mi) NE of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
587 km (365 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 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, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.8 / 45.7 km43km N of Vallenar, ChileUSGS
Wed, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.8 / 46 kmATACAMA, CHILEEMSC
Wed, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.7 / 47 kmCentral ChileGFZ
Wed, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.6 / 28 kmREPUBLICA DE CHILE (Argentina)INPRES
Wed, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.7 / 52.2 km46 km al NE de HuascoGUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 30 Jan 20:15 UTCM 6.8 / 46 kmAtacama, ChileGeoAu

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Darwin / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Im an australian who was working in vallenar at the time of this earthquake I was pulling up to a local shop and the time of the earthquake was amazing the amount of shaking and seeing the road moving!
Olmue, Chile / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : light shaking, without any noise, for about 20-30 seconds.
Córdoba (Argentina, 742 km SE of epicenter) : dizziness (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: 43km N of Vallenar, Chile, 30 Jan 2013 20h15

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (76 quakes):
  • 26 Jul 2013 15:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2013 22:29 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2013 01:16 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2013 14:11 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    23.6 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Jul 2013 19:28 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jul 2013 21:56 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jul 2013 16:44 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    56.9 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jul 2013 14:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2013 09:17 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jun 2013 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 08:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jun 2013 15:51 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 01:19 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 12 Jun 2013 20:47 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25.4 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Jun 2013 20:19 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 43km N of Vallenar, Chile on Wednesday, 30 January 2013
 

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