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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)

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 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

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Chile at approximately 06:58 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 2, 2021 06:57:38 UTC
Local time at epicenter2 May 2:57 am (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.8
Depth38.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.117°S / 71.561°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode30.117°N / 108.439°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt63 reports
Primary data sourceGUG (U. Chile)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (107 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (248 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 12°C (54 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
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

Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 148 km / 92 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (66)

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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
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 25, 2021 15:45
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.9

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 40 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 25, 2021 13:53
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.1

32 km
South Pacific Ocean, 34 km W of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 24, 2021 18:22
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.6

55 km
13 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 23, 2021 22:41
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.9

44 km
South Pacific Ocean, 10.6 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 22, 2021 03:47
1 year 24 weeks ago - felt
4.2

62 km
39 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 20, 2021 15:46
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.7

58 km
43 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 18, 2021 20:49
1 year 24 weeks ago
3.3

77 km
29 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 15, 2021 10:21
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.7

35 km
South Pacific Ocean, 41 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 12, 2021 12:40
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.4

32 km
38 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 6, 2021 21:59
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.6

68 km
30 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 6, 2021 04:21
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.8

31 km
South Pacific Ocean, 64 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 5, 2021 08:37
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.1

33 km
46 km W of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Jun 1, 2021 19:29
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.9

32 km
46 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 24, 2021 09:56
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.7

29 km
38 km NW of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 20, 2021 20:32
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.8

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, 42 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 17, 2021 19:33
1 year 29 weeks ago
3.4

64 km
32 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 16, 2021 21:38
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.7

28 km
South Pacific Ocean, 43 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 16, 2021 13:01
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.8

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, 39 km W of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 10, 2021 02:49
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.7

66 km
24 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 9, 2021 04:55
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.0

60 km
37 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 8, 2021 03:17
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

61 km
36 km S of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 7, 2021 04:08
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.3

86 km
39 km S of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 6, 2021 06:01
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.0

26 km
33 km N of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 3, 2021 08:57
1 year 31 weeks ago
2.6

37 km
South Pacific Ocean, 35 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 3, 2021 02:40
1 year 31 weeks ago
2.7

48 km
South Pacific Ocean, 24 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 2, 2021 12:46
1 year 31 weeks ago
2.7

38 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
May 2, 2021 11:37
1 year 31 weeks ago
4.6

26 km
South Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore

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