Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Limarí, 35 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 8 January 2016 at 01:12 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Limarí, 35 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 8 January 2016 at 01:12 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 34 km depth

8 Jan 01:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 34.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jan 2016 01:12:02 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.66°S / 71.56°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 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!
107 km (66 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 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: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.734 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.630 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 6.033 km42 km al O de PunitaquiGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.631 km- 46km W of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

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User reports for this quake (13)

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Santiago, Estacion Central / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Setena / Weak shaking (MMI III) : First earthquake in my life, a second very light one followed some minutes later.
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ñuñoa (Chile, 326 km S of epicenter) : Movimento leve en Santiago (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 323 km S of epicenter) : lo sentimos corto pero fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Lo Barnechea (Chile, 314 km S of epicenter) : Santiago, Chile (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 88 km NE of epicenter) : Un manjarss (reported through EMSC)
Penaflor (Chile, 336 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento vertiginoso (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 328 km S of epicenter) : Suave en Santiago centro (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 326 km S of epicenter) : Fue rápido y fue ondulatorio (reported through EMSC)
Renca (Chile, 318 km S of epicenter) : Stgo suave 3/4 grado (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 93 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento corto pero fuerte, sin ruido (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Limarí, 35 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 8 January 2016 01:12 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (161 quakes):
  • 07 Mar 2016 15:37 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2016 12:29 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 19:46 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    50.9 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Mar 2016 06:36 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Mar 2016 04:07 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2016 08:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    48.5 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Mar 2016 18:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Mar 2016 03:31 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    27.2 km (16.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Mar 2016 09:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Mar 2016 09:15 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 07:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 06:01 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    50.4 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 04:34 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 01:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Feb 2016 16:35 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2016 15:49 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    45.5 km (28.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Limarí, 35 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 8 January 2016 at 01:12 (GMT)
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