Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 58 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 06:43 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 58 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 06:43 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 30 km depth

10 Aug 06:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 30.0 km.
Aug 10 14:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2016 06:43:39 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.94°S / 71.67°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) SW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) NW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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 4.525 km7 km al SO de Los VilosGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.629 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

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Limache (Chile, 125 km S of epicenter) : The rumbling woke me up in time to hear and feel the strong and quick crescendo. I fell back asleep and slept through a stronger one that occurred 2 hours later. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 183 km SE of epicenter) : Felt earthquake in Santiago. (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 58 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 06:43 (GMT)
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