Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:28 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:28 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

5 Feb 05:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 20.0 km.
Feb 5 08:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 5 Feb 2016 05:28:07 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.07°S / 71.79°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.020 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 4.927 km- 69km SW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
M 5.131 km47 km al NO de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.840 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ

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Ovalle (Chile, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Los temblores nocturnos me quitan el sueño... Y peor si son seguidos. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 5 February 2016 05:28 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2016 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Mar 2016 06:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Mar 2016 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Mar 2016 23:35 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2016 19:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 22:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2016 11:30 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 13:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29.4 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Feb 2016 07:07 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Feb 2016 13:07 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Feb 2016 12:31 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2016 22:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28.4 km (17.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 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

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 05:28 (GMT)
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