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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Sunday, 6 September 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 Earthquake - Provincia de Elqui, 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, Sep 5, 2020, at 09:16 pm (Santiago time)

A very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit 36 km (22 mi) away from Ovalle, Coquimbo,  Chile, in the evening of Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 at 9.16 pm local time (America/Santiago GMT -4). The quake had a very shallow depth of 30 km (19 mi) and was felt by many near the epicenter. The shallow depth of the quake caused it to be felt more strongly near the epicenter than a deeper quake of similar magnitude would.

Very strong mag. 6.3 Earthquake - Provincia de Elqui, 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, Sep 5, 2020, at 09:16 pm (Santiago time) Very strong mag. 6.3 Earthquake - Provincia de Elqui, 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, Sep 5, 2020, at 09:16 pm (Santiago time)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

6 Sep 01:20 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 3 minutes.
Sep 6 01:23: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 25.0 km.
Sep 6 01:36: Source data changed from GFZ to GUG (U. Chile)
Update Sun, 6 Sep 2020, 08:04

Another strong earthquake hits Chile's west coast

Shakemap of last evening's earthquake in Chile (image: USGS)
Shakemap of last evening's earthquake in Chile (image: USGS)
Another large earthquake hit Chile's western coast yesterday evening at 9:16 pm local time. The quake was at 25 km depth and had its epicenter 12 km SE of Tongoy in the region of Coquimbo, 430 km north of Santiago.
Strong shaking occurred on the ground in areas of up to 50 km distance from the epicenter, but light to weak shaking could be felt in a vast area up to several hundred kilometers distance.
There are no reports of injuries or significant damage, mostly due to the fact that there are no towns in the immediate vicinity of the quake.
A similar, but stronger magnitude 7 quake had occurred 5 days earlier 266 km to the north. It could be that earthquakes currently propagate southwards along the Pacific - South American tectonic plate margin.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 6, 2020 01:16:58 UTC
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 5, 2020, at 09:16 pm (America/Santiago GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.356°S / 71.44°W Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, Chile
Also near: Argentina 118 km (73 mi) away
Seismic antipode30.356°N / 108.56°E China
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt20 reports
Primary data sourceCSN (National Seismological Center (Centro Sismológico Nacional))
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Coquimbo, a city with more than 160,000 inhabitants in Chile, in 46 km (28 mi) distance north of the epicenter. People likely experienced moderate shaking there. Several smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  Chile, Santiago de Chile, 353 km (219 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake was probably felt as weak shaking.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
36 km (22 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ovalle
(pop: 77,100)
V: Moderate
Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo
46 km (28 mi)
N of epicenter
Coquimbo
(pop: 161,300)
V: Moderate
Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo
53 km (33 mi)
N of epicenter
La Serena
(pop: 154,500)
V: Moderate
Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo
60 km (37 mi)
SE of epicenter
Monte Patria
(pop: 13,900)
V: Moderate
Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo
78 km (49 mi)
NE of epicenter
Vicuña
(pop: 13,500)
V: Moderate
Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo
144 km (90 mi)
S of epicenter
Illapel
(pop: 22,800)
IV: Light
Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo
209 km (130 mi)
N of epicenter
Vallenar
(pop: 44,900)
IV: Light
Huasco, Atacama
297 km (185 mi)
S of epicenter
Viña del Mar
(pop: 294,600)
IV: Light
Provincia de Valparaiso, Valparaiso
353 km (219 mi)
S of epicenter
Santiago de Chile
(pop: 4,837,300)
III: Weak
Provincia de Santiago, Santiago
371 km (231 mi)
S of epicenter
Puente Alto
(pop: 510,400)
III: Weak
Provincia de Cordillera, Santiago
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake (60)

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La Serena. Chile / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Ruido subterránea con movimientos ondulantes orizontales y verticales. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Las vertientes San José de Maipo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Sensaciones dulce | 2 users found this interesting.  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Santiago | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Santiago de Chile, Macul. I live in 4th floor. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Santiago chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chicureo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El hualle sur 9542 , la florida / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 15-20 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
Santiago chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
santiago de chile / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
La Campana, Vicuña, Coquimbo IV / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Vitacura / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
La Serena / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Antofagasta (Chile, 750 km N of epicenter) : En Antofagasta nada... | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñaflor (Chile, 366 km S of epicenter) : Muy largo, circular | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio como cuna, sentido norte sur, largo, sin ruido, | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Fue sin ruido, solo movimiento suave. Estoy en un piso 10. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Hacienda La Calera (Chile, 271 km S of epicenter) : Fue largo per despacio | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Muy fuerte en La Serena, creo que fue más fuerte. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Sin daños | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : De larga duración | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Estimo en 7.5 | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Leve STGO | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 354 km S of epicenter) : En stgo se sintió, corto pero un movimiento largo, en piso 14 | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
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What is Intensity and the Mercalli Intensity Scale?


The amount of shaking that occurs on the surface due to an earthquake is called the intensity. It is commonly measured on the so-called Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) ranging from 1 (not felt) to 10 (extreme shaking), and given in Roman numerals as I,II,...IX, X, and often displayed with color codes ranging from light blue to dark red.
Earthquake intensity depends mainly on the magnitude and depth of the quake as well as the distance from the epicenter: The further away, the less shaking intensity occurs.
Read more about the MMI scale!

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2020-09-6
Epicenter Agency
6.3 30 km
19 mi
01:16:58 12 Km Al SE De Tongoy (Chile) CSN (National Seismological Center (Centro Sismológico Nacional))
6.2 14 km
8.7 mi
01:16:52 OCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina) (Chile)
54 km (34 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
INPRES
6.3 20 km
12 mi
01:16:57 Coquimbo, Chile
5.8 km (3.6 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
6.5 20 km
12 mi
01:16:57 Near Coast of Central Chile [Land: Chile]
21 km (13 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
6.2 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
01:16:57 Near Coast of Central Chile
19 km (12 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
6.4 19 km
12 mi
01:16:57 Near Coast of Central Chile
5.5 km (3.4 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
6.3 31 km
19 mi
01:16:58 45 km NW of Ovalle, Chile
12 km (7.5 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
USGS (United States Geological Survey)
6.3 25 km
16 mi
01:16:58 Near Coast of Central Chile
14 km (9 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
6.4 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
01:16:56 Near Coast of Central Chile
5 km (3.1 mi) epicenter difference with GUG (U. Chile)
USP
Notes:
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.

Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 166 km / 103 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.1-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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74 aftershocks for this quake

For this strong earthquake, 74 aftershocks have been detected so far. The strongest was a magnitude 4.4 quake that hit 3 minutes after the mainshock in 8.2 km (5.1 mi) distance, in 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Limarí, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 on 09:20 pm (Santiago local time GMT -4).
The most recent aftershock occurred 3 years ago Limarí, 17 km west of Ovalle, Coquimbo Region, Chile, and had a magnitude of 2.7.

What are aftershocks?


Larger earthquakes (above magnitude 5 or so) such as this one are usually followed by smaller ones known as aftershocks that occur in the same area during the days, weeks, months or even years after the main shock.
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What about this quake?


Based on its magnitude, the fault that was active during the quake likely ruptured beneath a surface of approx. 200 km2 (=77 sqare miles) as a first-order estimate. The length of the rupture zone thus was probably around 24 km (15 mi).
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (74 quakes)

Date and Time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceRegionDetails
Dec 3, 2020 11:50 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
13 weeks after main shock
2.7

45 km
30 km (18 mi)
S of main shock
17 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Dec 2, 2020 01:02 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
12 weeks after main shock
2.5

34 km
24 km (15 mi)
S of main shock
43 km W of Monte Patria, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Dec 1, 2020 11:16 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
12 weeks after main shock
2.9

26 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
W of main shock
46 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 28, 2020 03:48 pm (GMT -3)
3 years ago
12 weeks after main shock
2.5

62 km
29 km (18 mi)
NE of main shock
23 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 23, 2020 07:41 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
11 weeks after main shock
3.1

31 km
17 km (10.4 mi)
W of main shock
48 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 19, 2020 10:00 am (GMT -3)
3 years ago
11 weeks after main shock
2.7

32 km
19 km (12 mi)
W of main shock
50 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 15, 2020 05:40 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
10 weeks after main shock
2.9

71 km
22 km (14 mi)
NE of main shock
32 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 14, 2020 12:27 am (universal)
3 years ago
10 weeks after main shock
2.7

18 km
10.2 km (6.3 mi)
SW of main shock
36 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 13, 2020 01:32 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
10 weeks after main shock
3.2

22 km
14 km (8.4 mi)
SW of main shock
38 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 7, 2020 07:51 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
3.1

28 km
17 km (10.4 mi)
NW of main shock
44 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 6, 2020 12:53 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
2.5

31 km
23 km (14 mi)
SW of main shock
48 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 6, 2020 01:49 am (GMT -3)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
2.7

31 km
25 km (15 mi)
W of main shock
50 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 6, 2020 12:48 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
3.3

30 km
24 km (15 mi)
SW of main shock
48 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 5, 2020 11:37 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
2.8

30 km
24 km (15 mi)
SW of main shock
48 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 6, 2020 12:33 am (GMT -3)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
2.6

32 km
25 km (15 mi)
SW of main shock
48 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 5, 2020 06:12 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 weeks after main shock
3.2

30 km
21 km (13 mi)
W of main shock
47 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Nov 3, 2020 05:29 am (GMT -3)
3 years ago
8 weeks after main shock
2.7

36 km
21 km (13 mi)
NW of main shock
44 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 31, 2020 08:09 pm (GMT -3)
3 years ago
8 weeks after main shock
2.6

13 km
19 km (12 mi)
N of main shock
27 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 29, 2020 04:15 pm (universal)
3 years ago
8 weeks after main shock
2.6

65 km
28 km (17 mi)
NE of main shock
23 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 10:09 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
8 weeks after main shock
2.9

28 km
24 km (15 mi)
W of main shock
50 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 24, 2020 07:08 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
7 weeks after main shock
3.6

29 km
15 km (9 mi)
W of main shock
43 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 20, 2020 03:47 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 weeks after main shock
2.8

30 km
10.5 km (6.5 mi)
SW of main shock
38 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 16, 2020 12:16 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 weeks after main shock
3.5

25 km
20 km (12 mi)
E of main shock
27 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 14, 2020 10:57 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 weeks after main shock
3.2

55 km
11 km (7.1 mi)
NE of main shock
36 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 13, 2020 07:26 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
5 weeks after main shock
3.2

29 km
21 km (13 mi)
W of main shock
53 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Oct 11, 2020 01:05 pm (universal)
3 years ago
5 weeks after main shock
2.7

68 km
28 km (17 mi)
NE of main shock
22 Km Al NE De Tongoy, ChileMore
Oct 7, 2020 05:13 pm (universal)
3 years ago
5 weeks after main shock
2.8

60 km
23 km (14 mi)
NE of main shock
38 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 27, 2020 02:10 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
3 weeks after main shock
3.1

30 km
17 km (10.3 mi)
W of main shock
49 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 20, 2020 01:23 am (universal)
3 years ago
2 weeks after main shock
2.8

30 km
27 km (17 mi)
W of main shock
55 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 19, 2020 02:17 am (GMT +0)
3 years ago
13 days after main shock
2.7

50 km
14 km (8.5 mi)
E of main shock
33 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 17, 2020 05:21 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
12 days after main shock
3.2

29 km
7.2 km (4.5 mi)
W of main shock
40 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 17, 2020 10:35 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
12 days after main shock
3.0

58 km
20 km (13 mi)
E of main shock
22 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 16, 2020 11:47 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
11 days after main shock
2.9

40 km
5.3 km (3.3 mi)
NW of main shock
44 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 16, 2020 10:33 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago - felt
11 days after main shock
5.1

40 km
7.3 km (4.5 mi)
W of main shock
41 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 16, 2020 09:58 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
11 days after main shock
2.9

47 km
2.9 km (1.8 mi)
E of main shock
34 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 16, 2020 12:19 pm (universal)
3 years ago
10 days after main shock
2.8

60 km
28 km (17 mi)
E of main shock
35 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 16, 2020 02:19 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
10 days after main shock
3.1

33 km
14 km (8.5 mi)
W of main shock
44 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 15, 2020 12:35 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 days after main shock
3.0

25 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
SW of main shock
40 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 14, 2020 02:49 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
8 days after main shock
3.0

32 km
19 km (12 mi)
W of main shock
45 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 13, 2020 11:25 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
8 days after main shock
2.5

45 km
24 km (15 mi)
NW of main shock
43 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 12, 2020 11:20 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
7 days after main shock
3.2

22 km
10.1 km (6.2 mi)
W of main shock
41 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 11, 2020 01:20 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 days after main shock
3.1

61 km
24 km (15 mi)
NE of main shock
34 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 11, 2020 09:36 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 days after main shock
2.9

20 km
4.7 km (2.9 mi)
SW of main shock
36 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 10, 2020 11:49 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
5 days after main shock
3.2

67 km
22 km (14 mi)
NE of main shock
29 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 10, 2020 08:24 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
5 days after main shock
2.5

60 km
16 km (9.7 mi)
E of main shock
33 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 10, 2020 01:00 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
4 days after main shock
2.8

43 km
8 km (5 mi)
SW of main shock
38 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 8, 2020 07:26 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
3 days after main shock
4.0

33 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
W of main shock
46 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 8, 2020 06:29 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
2 days after main shock
3.7

37 km
14 km (8.5 mi)
W of main shock
42 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 8, 2020 03:03 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
2 days after main shock
2.9

23 km
10.6 km (6.6 mi)
SW of main shock
40 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 11:51 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
1 day 3 hours after main shock
3.1

58 km
19 km (12 mi)
E of main shock
25 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 08:10 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
23 hours after main shock
2.7

23 km
9.3 km (5.8 mi)
SW of main shock
34 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 07:06 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
10 hours after main shock
3.3

32 km
15 km (9.2 mi)
W of main shock
46 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 06:46 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
9 hours after main shock
2.5

18 km
8.8 km (5.5 mi)
SE of main shock
27 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 10:39 am (universal)
3 years ago
9 hours after main shock
2.8

36 km
5.9 km (3.7 mi)
W of main shock
39 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 05:08 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
8 hours after main shock
3.0

27 km
12 km (7.2 mi)
SW of main shock
37 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 08:58 am (GMT +0)
3 years ago
8 hours after main shock
2.7

37 km
18 km (11 mi)
W of main shock
46 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 07:11 am (universal)
3 years ago
6 hours after main shock
2.8

31 km
14 km (8.6 mi)
SW of main shock
41 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 05:30 am (universal)
3 years ago
4 hours after main shock
2.7

22 km
15 km (9.2 mi)
SW of main shock
42 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 12:53 am (Santiago)
3 years ago
4 hours after main shock
3.3

31 km
23 km (15 mi)
SW of main shock
48 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 04:08 am (universal)
3 years ago
2 hours and 52 minutes after main shock
2.8

30 km
7.7 km (4.8 mi)
SW of main shock
35 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 11:41 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
2 hours and 25 minutes after main shock
3.6

31 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
W of main shock
46 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 10:47 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
1 hour and 30 minutes after main shock
3.5

34 km
4.6 km (2.9 mi)
SW of main shock
37 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 10:33 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
1 hour and 16 minutes after main shock
2.9

33 km
26 km (16 mi)
SW of main shock
42 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 10:22 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
1 hour and 5 minutes after main shock
3.0

28 km
16 km (10.1 mi)
SW of main shock
37 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 02:20 am (universal)
3 years ago
1 hour and 4 minutes after main shock
2.8

33 km
15 km (9.5 mi)
SW of main shock
39 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 02:13 am (universal)
3 years ago
56 minutes after main shock
2.6

17 km
12 km (7.6 mi)
SW of main shock
33 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 10:11 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
54 minutes after main shock
3.0

37 km
6.4 km (4 mi)
SW of main shock
37 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 09:57 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
40 minutes after main shock
2.9

24 km
9.7 km (6 mi)
SW of main shock
36 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 01:41 am (GMT +0)
3 years ago
25 minutes after main shock
2.6

29 km
16 km (9.7 mi)
SW of main shock
40 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 01:31 am (GMT +0)
3 years ago
14 minutes after main shock
2.6

29 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
SW of main shock
36 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 6, 2020 01:27 am (universal)
3 years ago
10 minutes after main shock
2.6

7 km
7.9 km (4.9 mi)
SW of main shock
17 Km Al S De Tongoy (Chile)More
Sep 5, 2020 09:24 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
7 minutes after main shock
3.2

24 km
5.9 km (3.7 mi)
S of main shock
32 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 09:22 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
6 minutes after main shock
2.8

28 km
17 km (10.8 mi)
SW of main shock
37 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 09:20 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago
3 minutes after main shock
4.4

26 km
8.2 km (5.1 mi)
SW of main shock
36 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, ChileMore
Sep 5, 2020 09:16 pm (Santiago)
3 years ago - felt
6.3

30 km
0 km - This quakeProvincia de Elqui, 36 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo, Chile
Main Shock (this quake)
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 6,900 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 41.7 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.61 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.6 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 12.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 98 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 431 quakes per year (or 35.9 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 682 quakes per year (or 57 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

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