Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Choapa, 56 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 10 January 2016 at 13:33 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Choapa, 56 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 10 January 2016 at 13:33 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

10 Jan 13:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Jan 10 14:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.0 to 28.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Jan 2016 13:33:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.31°S / 71.62°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 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: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.828 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.130 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.042 km28 km al O de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.016 km- 69km WNW of Illapel, ChileUSGS

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