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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 45 km al O de Punitaqui on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 45 km al O de Punitaqui on Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Jan 27 13:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.7 to 33.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 27 Jan 13:16:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.662°S / 71.688°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (353 km)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1*10^12 J (278 MWh / 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 27 Jan 2016
Wed, 27 Jan 13:16 UTCM 4.8 / 30 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
Wed, 27 Jan 13:16 UTCM 4.8 / 27.2 km- 46km W of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 27 Jan 14:42 UTCM 3.2 / 18 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Wed, 27 Jan 14:49 UTCM 3.5 / 24.3 km - [info]64 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 27 Jan 14:52 UTCM 3.4 / 39.1 km - [info]20 km al O de Ovalle[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 27 Jan 15:31 UTCM 3.1 / 34.7 km - [info]45 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 27 Jan 21:05 UTCM 3.7 / 51 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Thu, 28 Jan 2016
Thu, 28 Jan 07:44 UTCM 3.9 / 63 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Thu, 28 Jan 08:46 UTCM 3.0 / 52 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Thu, 28 Jan 12:07 UTCM 3.3 / 34.9 km - [info]31 km al O de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Thu, 28 Jan 18:59 UTCM 2.9 / 46.6 km - [info]40 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Thu, 28 Jan 20:36 UTCM 4.2 / 49.3 km - [info]42 km al NO de La Serena[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
Fri, 29 Jan 00:44 UTCM 3.8 / 41 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Fri, 29 Jan 20:07 UTCM 5.1 / 36 km - [info]Near Coast of Central Chile[Map]GFZ
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 (11 earthquakes)
Sat, 30 Jan 04:11 UTCM 3.2 / 45 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 30 Jan 04:11 UTCM 3.2 / 32.3 km - [info]24 km al O de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 04:45 UTCM 3.1 / 60 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 30 Jan 08:05 UTCM 3.4 / 14.5 km - [info]34 km al SO de Tongoy[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 08:27 UTCM 3.5 / 42 km - [info]65 km al NO de Tongoy[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 09:27 UTCM 4.2 / 42.1 km - [info]15 km al NO de Tongoy[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 15:20 UTCM 3.4 / 45.1 km - [info]21 km al S de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 15:27 UTCM 3.3 / 54 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 30 Jan 15:27 UTCM 3.3 / 53.7 km - [info]12 km al O de Ovalle[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 30 Jan 17:17 UTCM 3.8 / 55 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 30 Jan 17:43 UTCM 3.7 / 31.1 km - [info]40 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 31 Jan 2016
Sun, 31 Jan 07:24 UTCM 2.8 / 48 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 31 Jan 10:07 UTCM 3.9 / 34.8 km - [info]74 km al O de La Serena[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 31 Jan 18:56 UTCM 2.9 / 40.1 km - [info]32 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 31 Jan 20:40 UTCM 2.7 / 30 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 31 Jan 22:35 UTCM 2.9 / 25 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 (7 earthquakes)
Mon, 1 Feb 03:19 UTCM 3.7 / 60.1 km - [info]5 km al SO de Ovalle[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 1 Feb 07:07 UTCM 3.9 / 30 km - [info]24 km al SO de Tongoy[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 1 Feb 09:05 UTCM 3.7 / 38 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Feb 10:52 UTCM 3.8 / 114 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Feb 13:28 UTCM 3.2 / 56 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Feb 15:50 UTCM 2.9 / 28 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 1 Feb 21:27 UTCM 3.1 / 52 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Tue, 2 Feb 00:07 UTCM 3.0 / 32.2 km - [info]41 km al NO de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Tue, 2 Feb 00:20 UTCM 3.0 / 45 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Tue, 2 Feb 09:13 UTCM 3.3 / 30 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Wed, 3 Feb 2016
Wed, 3 Feb 15:53 UTCM 2.9 / 19.9 km - [info]22 km al O de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 3 Feb 16:08 UTCM 4.1 / 33 km - [info]78 km al O de La Serena[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 3 Feb 16:15 UTCM 3.0 / 32 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Wed, 3 Feb 17:21 UTCM 4.0 / 31.5 km - [info]44 km al SO de Tongoy[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Thu, 4 Feb 2016
Thu, 4 Feb 01:02 UTCM 3.2 / 24 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Thu, 4 Feb 12:50 UTCM 3.2 / 78 km - [info]COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Thu, 4 Feb 17:55 UTCM 4.9 / 41 km - [info]Near Coast of Central Chile[Map]GFZ
Thu, 4 Feb 17:59 UTCM 4.3 / 43 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 2016
Fri, 5 Feb 05:24 UTCM 5.2 / 30 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 05:28 UTCM 5.0 / 20 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 05:54 UTCM 3.3 / 35 km - [info]OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 22:19 UTCM 3.4 / 42.6 km - [info]35 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)

 

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