Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Limarí Province, 10.7 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 13:28 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Limarí Province, 10.7 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 13:28 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 53 km depth

9 Mar 13:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 53.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 57.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 55.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 54.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 54.0 to 53.0 km.
Mar 9 17:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Date & time: 9 Mar 2016 13:28:12 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.52°S / 71.26°W (Limarí Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) N 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

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M 4.853 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.155 km20 km al NO de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.949 km- 23km NW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

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La Serena (Chile, 60 km N of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante, sin ruido, duracion aproximadamente 10 segundo. Temblor perceptible (reported through EMSC)
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