Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 13 km south of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 18 April 2016 at 11:38 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 13 km south of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 18 April 2016 at 11:38 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 43 km depth

18 Apr 11:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Apr 18 11:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Apr 18 11:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 41.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 41.0 to 44.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 45.0 km.
Apr 18 12:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.0 to 43.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Apr 2016 11:38:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.75°S / 71.18°W (Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) S of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) S of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) N of Villa Alemana (Valparaíso) (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NNE of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) N of Quilpué (Valparaíso) (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) S of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 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: 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 5.243 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.248 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.251 km20 km al SO de IllapelGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.639 km- 9km S of Illapel, ChileUSGS

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User reports for this quake (11)

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Los Condes (192.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Quintero (117.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte movimiento (reported through our app)
La Serena (203.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las condes, santiago (192.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : (reported through our app)
Viña Del Mar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
quintero (120.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quintero (117.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Providencia (Chile, 196 km S of epicenter) : Muy suave (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 145 km S of epicenter) : Actividad sísmica detectada (reported through EMSC)
Pudahuel (Chile, 198 km S of epicenter) : Sentí el temblor mientras veía televisión en mi pieza (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 May 2016 12:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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