Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Choapa, 16 km north of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 14:19 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake Choapa, 36 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 September 2015 22:54 GMT, which had occurred 15 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Choapa, 16 km north of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 14:19 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Sep 14:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 14:19:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.64°S / 70.98°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) N of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) E of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) S of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNW of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) N of Hacienda La Calera (Valparaíso) (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) NNW of Los Andes (Valparaíso) (pop: 56,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) N of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.610 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 5.610 km5.6 COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.732 km71 km al O de PunitaquiGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Mendoza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mendoza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mendoza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Choapa, 16 km north of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 14:19 (GMT)
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