Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Limarí, 34 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 21 November 2015 at 23:05 (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 9 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Limarí, 34 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 21 November 2015 at 23:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

21 Nov 23:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 28.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Nov 2015 23:05:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.63°S / 71.55°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) W of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.828 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.810 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.524 km- 57km W of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
M 5.935 km49 km al SO de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)

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User reports for this quake (17)

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Vicuña / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Vicuña / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La serena, Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Renca (Chile, 321 km S of epicenter) : Fue relativamente suave (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 76 km N of epicenter) : De larga duración (reported through EMSC)
Godoy Cruz (Argentina, 381 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió muy suave . Mendoza (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 333 km S of epicenter) : En Santiago piso 11. Me alertó la sensacion de vaivén. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 332 km S of epicenter) : Light movement (reported through EMSC)
Renca (Chile, 326 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió leve pero movido 3 o 4 grado (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 230 km S of epicenter) : Yo senti un movimiento poco y duro 20-30 segundos mas o menos (reported through EMSC)
Mendoza (Argentina, 374 km SE of epicenter) : Felt a shake like waves and litle sick (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 333 km S of epicenter) : Slow steady movement (reported through EMSC)
San Juan (Argentina, 322 km E of epicenter) : Chair moved like 4D movie (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 90 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento moderado, duracion aproximada de 50 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Los Andes (Chile, 249 km S of epicenter) : estaba acostado senti un vaiven ...dude...mire la lampara colgante e efectivamente hubo movimiento como por 30 sec (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 83 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió más fuerte de lo que su intensidad dice. (reported through EMSC)
Ovalle (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Súper fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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