Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 30 km depth

5 Feb 05:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 30.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 27.0 km.
Feb 5 08:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Feb 2016 05:24:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.05°S / 71.81°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.230 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.039 km48 km al NO de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.026 km- 75km SW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 5 February 2016 05:24 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2016 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Apr 2016 17:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    31.8 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Mar 2016 06:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Mar 2016 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Mar 2016 23:35 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 00:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2016 19:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 22:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 11:30 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Mar 2016 04:07 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 13:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29.4 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 07:07 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Feb 2016 13:07 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Feb 2016 12:31 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2016 22:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28.4 km (17.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Feb 2016 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Feb 2016 05:54 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Feb 2016 05:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:24 (GMT)

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