Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Choapa, 36 km southwest of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 08:20 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Choapa, 36 km southwest of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 08:20 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 84 km depth

10 Aug 08:29 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 94.0 to 80.0 km.
Aug 10 08:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 84.0 km.
Aug 10 09:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 83.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 83.0 to 84.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2016 08:20:17 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 84.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.06°S / 71.15°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Hacienda La Calera (Valparaíso) (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NNW of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) S of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.894 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.085 km- 41km N of La Ligua, ChileUSGS
M 4.886 km31 km al SE de Los VilosGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (6)

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Santiago de Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Etwa um 4:20 fand ein leichtes Erdbeben etwa 4,0 in Santiago statt. Habe auch schon mehrere erlebt mit bis zu Stärke 5,8
233.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
158.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Bellavista, Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Just woke up by the shaking.
(Chile, 50 km S of epicenter) : Se han sentido los temblores pero fue más movido. (reported through EMSC)
Rancagua (Chile, 238 km S of epicenter) : Felt earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Choapa, 36 km southwest of Salamanca, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 08:20 (GMT)
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