Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 8.2 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 24 August 2015 at 05:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 8.2 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 24 August 2015 at 05:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 51 km depth

24 Aug 05:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 24 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 52.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Aug 2015 05:13:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.84°S / 71.29°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) N of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.451 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.550 km5.5 COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 4.843 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 20 Oct 2015 04:01 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Oct 2015 06:58 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    69.9 km (43.4 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Oct 2015 17:02 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    25.7 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Oct 2015 12:49 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Oct 2015 11:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Oct 2015 14:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    52.5 km (32.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Sep 2015 03:19 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2015 19:14 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Aug 2015 23:49 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    47.8 km (29.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2015 17:38 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    46.7 km (29 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Aug 2015 18:24 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Aug 2015 17:18 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Aug 2015 06:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Aug 2015 23:56 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Aug 2015 15:49 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Aug 2015 07:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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