Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 17 Km Al NO De Tongoy, Chile, on Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 06:57 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 38 km southwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on 2 May 2:57 am (GMT -4)

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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 38 km southwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on 2 May 2:57 am (GMT -4)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 39 km depth

2 May 07:00 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
2 May 07:02: Now using data updates from GFZ
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2 May 12:32: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 38.6 km (from 24 to 24 mi).
Update Sun, 2 May 2021, 07:00
Earthquake reported few minutes ago in or near Chile
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 2, 2021 06:57:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2 May 2:57 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 38.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.117°S / 71.561°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 30.117°N / 108.439°E
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 12°C (54 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.839 km17 Km Al NO De Tongoy, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
5.914 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
5.812 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
5.710 kmNear Coquimbo, ChileRENASS
5.740 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG
5.831 km31 Km SW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
5.730 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.822 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
5.810 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

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Ovalle, Provincia de Limarí, Coquimbo Region (66.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake : Mucho ruido y movimiento fuerte | 3 users found this interesting.  
La serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : Fuerte movimiento con ruido Caída de objetos | 2 users found this interesting.  
  • Thanks for the info
Santiago (377.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (34.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Villa Carlos Paz, Departamento de Punilla, Cordoba (690 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (39.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (38.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Strong but short  
Chillepin (212.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (373.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (41.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Xd se sintió un poco fuerte como casi terremoto  
Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén (400.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (33.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 30-60 s
near La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (53.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapó, Atacama (327.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Coquimbo (28.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 minutes
Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui (24.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santiago (379 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui (32.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
la serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : It lasted about 40 seconds, im no shure of the movement, like a more heavy bote movement, but not as hard. Felt like a 6,5  
Ovalle (63.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : Ibess slpeeping...very noisy ..  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Coquimbo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 30-60 s : Se sintió muy fuerte y largo...  
maria sara varela Guanaqueros Chile
Santiago de Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Swinging  
  • To Everyone Stay Safe and Prayers sent!
Santiago (377.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Coquimbo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Coquimbo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Muy fuerte y ruidoso.se movió toda la habitación  
San Carlos de Bariloche (1215.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No lo senti (reported through our app)  
Plátanos (1357.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Paola lugar coquimbo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
La Serena (36.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Coquimbo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
La Serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
en coquimbo (31.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : se sintió solo una vibración al principio y después vino el fuerte y luego se fue calmando de apoco  
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Región Metropolitana Santiago de Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 minutes : Yo primero me encontraba durmiendo y después de que todo paso busque único temblor registrado hasta el momento y a esa hora resulta que Todo empezó con un temblor ligero y después cambio a un temblor moderado el temblor resulto siende 5,8 y fui la ún  
La Serena (36.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Coquimbo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : Abrupto , sin sonido , fuertes sacudidas , algunos objetos cayeron. Se cortó la luz  
La Herradura Coquimbo (25.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Muy asustada, en edificio piso 11, con mis dos niños pequeños.  
La serena, coquimbo (39.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Córdoba Argentina / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me despertó el crujir de las puertas.La lámpara también se movía.  
Córdoba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Copiapó / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Coquimbo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 30-60 s
La Serena / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 minutes
Guanaqueros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : Se sintió bastante fuerte e intenso, me despertó y aún no puedo dormir, en el sector donde vivo es costa así que empezó la preocupación si habría alerta de tsunami...  
Rosario (1082.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Shaked. Everything. Lamps. And all  
Vicuña / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
Santiago (380 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
QUILICURA (369.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Caldera / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 10-15 s
Santiago, Conchalí / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
La Serena (36.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 30-60 s : Me desperté y creí que venía más fuerte.  
La Serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Scared  
la serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Las Condes, Santiago (376.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : It moved  
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Coquimbo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
La serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s
La serena (42.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Puerto Aldea (21 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Ovalle / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 minutes
la serena, chile (38.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 minutes (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes)

  • 25 Jun 2021 15:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Jun 2021 13:53 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Jun 2021 18:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    54.9 km (34.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Jun 2021 22:41 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    44.3 km (27.5 mi) depth
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    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Jun 2021 03:47 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    61.8 km (38.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Jun 2021 15:46 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    57.6 km (35.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jun 2021 20:49 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    76.7 km (47.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Jun 2021 10:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    34.5 km (21.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Jun 2021 12:40 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31.8 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jun 2021 21:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    67.8 km (42.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jun 2021 04:21 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    31.1 km (19.3 mi) depth
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    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Jun 2021 08:37 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.5 km (20.2 mi) depth
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    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Jun 2021 19:29 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    32.2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 May 2021 09:56 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    28.7 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 May 2021 20:32 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    28.6 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 May 2021 19:33 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    63.9 km (39.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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