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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Off Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: Near Coast of Central Chile, 16 Sep 2015 22:54, which had occurred 8 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 11 November 2015
11 Nov 02:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 11 November 2015 02:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.46°S / 71.84°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) NW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
76 km (47 mi) NW of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
126 km (78 mi) NW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
141 km (88 mi) NW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
144 km (89 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
459 km (285 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
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, 11 Nov 02:46 UTCM 6.8 / 12 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
Wed, 11 Nov 02:46 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
2015-11-10 21:46:19 -05:00 (11 Nov 02:46:19 UTC)M 6.9 / 10 km- 98km NW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
Wed, 11 Nov 02:46 UTCM 6.9 / 11.6 km103 Km Al O De La HigueraGUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 11 Nov 02:46 UTCM 6.9 / 10 kmNW of Coquimbo, ChileGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (9)

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Carlin trench / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Una oleada de energia de la fuente. Bastante impresionante a decir lo menos! No hay coincidencias en cuanto a Las plataformas tectonicas y sus manefestaciones exteriores.
Viña del mar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las condes (454.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mendoza (Argentina, 470 km SE of epicenter) : Estaba estudiando en el living cando vi que ña luz de la lámpara se movía y resulto ser un sismo. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 391 km S of epicenter) : Lasted for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 450 km S of epicenter) : Comenzó bruscamente, fue largo y ruidoso. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 450 km S of epicenter) : Oscilación suave en piso 22. Percibido a las 23:49 en Santiago centro. Aprox. 4 minutos después del epicentro. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 72 km SE of epicenter) : Paren el leseo (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 70 km SE of epicenter) : Desde las 23 hrs se han sentido varios, todos sin ruido, solo movimiento de balanceo en todas direcciones (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Near Coast of Central Chile, 11 Nov 2015 02:46

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (714 quakes):
  • 08 May 2016 15:46 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2016 20:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 May 2016 18:12 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (64 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 May 2016 12:39 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    26.6 km (16.5 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 May 2016 06:25 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    55.1 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 May 2016 02:54 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 May 2016 21:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 May 2016 16:15 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    50.2 km (31.2 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (77 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 May 2016 12:48 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 May 2016 10:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 May 2016 08:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 May 2016 01:30 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    60.7 km (37.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 May 2016 13:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    34.3 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 May 2016 19:32 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 May 2016 17:20 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    41.7 km (25.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 May 2016 11:33 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 11 November 2015
 

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