Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 5 October 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 36 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 5 October 2015 at 16:33 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake Choapa, 36 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 September 2015 22:54 GMT, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 36 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 5 October 2015 at 16:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 34 km depth

5 Oct 16:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 34.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Oct 2015 16:33:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.27°S / 71.39°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 5.834 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.934 km- 43km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
M 6.129 km11 km al S de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.934 kmSW of Coquimbo, ChileGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (13)

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Santiago Airport / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puente Alto (Chile, 391 km S of epicenter) : This earthquake slowly shook the things i had in the furniture. (reported through EMSC)
Puente Alto (Chile, 390 km S of epicenter) : Suave pero con ritmo!!! (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 374 km S of epicenter) : Oh, I thought they had stopped for a while. I was wrong. Our 16th floor apartment moved back and forth a bit, doors and light sways a bit but nothing fell. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 373 km S of epicenter) : Definitely a good shake from this one. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 315 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento de balanceo,como todas las réplicas del terremoto. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Started weak, suddenly stronger for a moment, then weak again (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 41 km NE of epicenter) : No fue 6.0, fue 6.2!!!! Muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 373 km S of epicenter) : I felt two waves in the fifth floor of a large hotel, the building was creaking and the room was moving in a rolling sensation. The second wave was stronger than the first. In the first, I wondered if it was work being done in the building. The second was big enough to be alarming and for me to wonder where I should go if it continued, and if it was already too late to leave the building! (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 373 km S of epicenter) : Felt it (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 52 km NE of epicenter) : increasing in intensity thought it would get worse. slowly petered off (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento de vaiven fuerte. Todas las replicas han sido del mismo estilo que del terremoto 8.4, movimiento horizontal sostenido, sin ruido pero movimiento notorio (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 36 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 5 October 2015 at 16:33 (GMT)
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