Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 7 September 2018 - information

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 7 September 2018 at 02:39 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 7 September 2018 at 02:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 93 km depth

7 Sep 02:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Sep 7 02:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 143.0 to 93.0 km.
Sep 7 02:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Date & time: 7 Sep 2018 02:39:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 93.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.86°S / 70.14°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) ESE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNE of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NE of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNE of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) S of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) N of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) NNE of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.793 kmCentral ChileGFZ
5.789 km ATACAMA, CHILEEMSC
5.784 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
5.897 km35 km al SE de Alto del CarmenGUG (U. Chile)
5.892 km- 86km ESE of Vallenar, ChileUSGS

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User reports for this quake (20)

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Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén (457.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mendoza.Argentina / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : En mendoza.2doPiso.Se sintió largo. Moderado...  
Copiapo (167.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se percibió con mucho ruido subterráneo (reported through our app)  
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (156.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : La Serena se sintió como grado cinco En reposo (reported through our app)  
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (159.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui (168.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tierras Blancas Coquimbo (163.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintio un ruido suave y movimiento medianamente fuerte ojala estén todos bien en el Tránsito (epicentro) (reported through our app)  
Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén (462.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Salamanca (336.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santiago (516.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Iglesia Colorada, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama (82.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Batuco (Chile, 487 km S of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Alemana (Chile, 480 km S of epicenter) : Acostado evidentemente se percibe con mayor claridad, pero creo lejos del epicentro... Muy leve, pero con mucho ruido previo. (reported through EMSC)  
Illapel (Chile, 325 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió suave pero bastante largo en Illapel (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 510 km S of epicenter) : Nada en Ñuñoa, Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 503 km S of epicenter) : Felt only because I was in bed. Noticed my water moving and bed shaking ever so slightly (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 481 km S of epicenter) : En viña del mar se sintió leve pero largo en duración (reported through EMSC)  
Caldera (Chile, 223 km NW of epicenter) : Sentí el terremoto mientras estaba en la cama (reported through EMSC)  
Vallenar (Chile, 92 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte pero siempre hay que estar en calma por los niños (reported through EMSC)  
Vallenar (Chile, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Aquí en vallenar se sintió nivel medio, grado 5.4 pero empezó fuerte, se logró persevir, pensé que se venía un terremoto (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2018 07:38 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    104.9 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Oct 2018 10:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Sep 2018 01:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    94.4 km (58.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 Sep 2018 18:52 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    105.5 km (65.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Sep 2018 07:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Sep 2018 03:51 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    97.8 km (60.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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