Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 39 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 29 January 2016 at 20:07 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 39 km south of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 29 January 2016 at 20:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 36 km depth

29 Jan 20:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Jan 2016 20:07:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.3°S / 71.39°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 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: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.136 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.335 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.244 km13 km al S de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.836 km- 50km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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La Serena (Chile, 57 km NE of epicenter) : Short, sharp shake. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 51 km NE of epicenter) : En la playa Socos de Tongoy. Se sintió fuerte, pero de corta duración. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 59 km NE of epicenter) : Leve ruido previo, movimiento horizontal sostenido por 10 segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 335 km S of epicenter) : Very small, wasn't sure if it was a tremor or not. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 22 Mar 2016 21:05 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 19:37 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 11:16 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    16.6 km (10.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Mar 2016 22:32 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    47.6 km (29.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2016 17:07 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    13.1 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 16:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 00:03 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2016 15:37 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2016 13:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    32.1 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 07:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2016 10:08 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    34.5 km (21.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 19 Feb 2016 16:58 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33.1 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 18:13 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60.1 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 02:19 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    27.3 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Feb 2016 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Feb 2016 18:02 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2016 01:26 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 17:17 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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