Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Limarí, 26 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 at 00:33 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Limarí, 26 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 at 00:33 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 27 km depth

10 Feb 00:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Feb 10 00:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 41.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 41.0 to 31.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 27.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 30.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 27.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 29.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 30.0 km.
Feb 10 00:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 29.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 27.0 km.
Feb 10 00:51: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Feb 10 07:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Feb 10 07:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Feb 10 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Date & time: 10 Feb 2016 00:33:05 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.59°S / 71.47°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) W of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 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: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.327 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
6.330 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
6.337 km43 km al O de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
6.332 km- 40km W of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
6.325 kmNear coast of central ChileINGV
6.332 kmW of Ovalle, ChileGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (36)

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Santiago City, Bellavista (326.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking and light fixtures swinging slightly for 90 seconds   
Rancagua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Combarbala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de Chile (327.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Punitaqui / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
50 Coraceros vina del mar / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In bed in condo highrise. Small rumble. Then curtain rods and hanging lights moving. Lasted about 5 seconds.  
la serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago de Chile, Las Condes (325.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las condes, Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Holiday Inn Express Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Luján de Cuyo (Argentina, 374 km SE of epicenter) : Los perros, un Labrador, un Caniche y un Pastor Cuyano, se agitaron, empezaron a saltar y dar vueltas mientras lloraban. Trataban de llamar la atención. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 330 km S of epicenter) : Muy suave, como un vaiven. No hubo ruidos (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 223 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte el temblor casi arrancamos (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Ruidoso y brusco. Pero de corta duración. (reported through EMSC)  
Limache (Chile, 271 km S of epicenter) : Over 300 miles away. My bed jerked several times. I could tell that it was distant and fairly strong. (reported through EMSC)  
Coquimbo (Chile, 72 km N of epicenter) : Demasiado fuerte aquí en el epicentro! El movimiento fue como el terremoto de Septiembre (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 332 km S of epicenter) : My girlfriend and I were laying on bed and we felt the movement. Not as hard as previous times but we definitely felt it. Our recommendation is not to go in panic and stay calm. Also, try to identify the safest or secure locations next to your place and keep them in mind. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 330 km S of epicenter) : Largo sismo en Santiago de Chile. (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 330 km S of epicenter) : Weak, but felt (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Se movió bastante el octavo piso (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Muy leve (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Vivo en un sexto piso en la comuna de Las Condes. Se movio lateralmente casi imperceptible.Eduardo (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Santiago centro en piso 22 (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 328 km S of epicenter) : Slow easy movement (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 325 km S of epicenter) : Vitacura. Largo y fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Barnechea (Chile, 319 km S of epicenter) : Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 270 km S of epicenter) : Harto movimiento en viña (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 82 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido con ruidos y los pájaros hullendo (reported through EMSC)  
Penaflor (Chile, 343 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo temblor. Los animales se pusieron en alerta... (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 332 km S of epicenter) : Slow build up but lasted longer than usual. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 332 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió leve en stgo centro (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 332 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió más fuerte que los anteriores desde diciembre, duro algo así como 15 a 20 seg , ondulante (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento largo y ondulante (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 328 km S of epicenter) : Slow building. Felt at the rooftop bar of a hotel. A few worried faces. (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 233 km S of epicenter) : Long movement (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Empezo despacio con ruido subterraneo, seguido por un movimiento moderado y sostenido por aprox 20 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (552 quakes):
  • 07 Aug 2016 18:26 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    64.5 km (40.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Aug 2016 08:28 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Aug 2016 21:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Aug 2016 14:28 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Aug 2016 11:38 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Aug 2016 16:51 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Aug 2016 00:02 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    57.1 km (35.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Aug 2016 16:37 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    46.5 km (28.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Aug 2016 10:34 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jul 2016 14:15 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15.5 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jul 2016 09:38 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Jul 2016 14:45 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jul 2016 07:22 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jul 2016 05:04 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    34.8 km (21.6 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Jul 2016 00:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    29.5 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 2016 16:16 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    41.9 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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