Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 43 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 13:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 43 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 13:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 21 km depth

11 May 13:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
May 11 13:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km.
May 11 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 21.0 km.
Date & time: 11 May 2016 13:11:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.61°S / 71.65°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) W of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 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: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.321 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.320 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.337 km59 km al SO de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.222 km- 63km W of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Fuerte y largo. (363.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Viña del Mar (267.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Some horizontal movements and a low underground sound (reported through our app)
La Serena (Chile, 96 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento moderado de balanceo que duro aproximadamente 30 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Ovalle (Chile, 55 km E of epicenter) : fuerte el remezon (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 327 km S of epicenter) : Mild, but noticeable. Lasted approximately 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 326 km S of epicenter) : En piso 12 y sentado un leve va y ven en 2 movimientos (reported through EMSC)
Con Con (Chile, 258 km S of epicenter) : Leve movimiento pero largo (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (45 quakes):
  • 09 Jul 2016 23:09 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Jul 2016 13:36 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jul 2016 21:54 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jul 2016 09:53 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 14:39 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Jul 2016 08:35 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Jul 2016 00:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2016 13:41 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    33.2 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jun 2016 16:05 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jun 2016 12:35 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jun 2016 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jun 2016 10:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    52.2 km (32.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Jun 2016 04:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    34.5 km (21.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Jun 2016 03:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Jun 2016 09:19 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jun 2016 02:18 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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