Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 390 km northwest of Santiago del Cile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 09:02 (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 3 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 390 km northwest of Santiago del Cile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 09:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Sep 09:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 20 09:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.9.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2015 09:02:33 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.23°S / 72.27°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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 4.910 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.310 km5.3 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.040 km62 km al O de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.