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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
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)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Darwin / MMI IX (Violent shaking): 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 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): light shaking, without any noise, for about 20-30 seconds.
Córdoba (Argentina) (742 km SE from epicenter)(no details): dizziness (via EMSC)

 

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