Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Limarí, 41 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 02:09 (GMT)

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Limarí, 41 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 02:09 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 36 km depth

7 Jan 02:28 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 18 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.9 to 35.9 km.
Date & time: 7 Jan 2016 02:09:43 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 35.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.633°S / 71.621°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) N of Quilpué (Valparaíso) (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.936 km40 km al O de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.910 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Limarí, 41 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 02:09 (GMT)
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