Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 35 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 06:26 (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 2 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 35 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 06:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 30 km depth

3 Oct 07:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 43 minutes.
Date & time: 3 Oct 2015 06:26:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.26°S / 71.44°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) NNW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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.
M 5.839 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.841 km- 45km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
M 5.841 kmSW of Coquimbo, ChileGeoAu
M 6.034 km17 km al SE de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)

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User reports for this quake (9)

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La Serena (Chile, 44 km NE of epicenter) : there was noise before the earthquake so I knew it was coming. (reported through EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina, 708 km E of epicenter) : Me desperté porque me tembló el upite (reported through EMSC)
Victoria (Chile, 893 km S of epicenter) : Estabamos acostados viendo television y temblo muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina, 707 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió en un piso 13, fueron varios segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Los Vilos (Chile, 188 km S of epicenter) : Estábamos viendo televisión y empezó el terremoto con lo fuerte que fue se me fracturo la zorra (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 40 km NE of epicenter) : Diría que mucho más de 6.0, cercano a 7 quizás... (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 40 km NE of epicenter) : Empezó sin ruido, seguido por un movimiento de vaivén amplio y fuerte, temblor de aprox 30 segundos (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 40 km NE of epicenter) : strong ongoing (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 28 km N of epicenter) : Strong ongoing, lost of electrical power in some sectors (reported through EMSC)
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