Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 33 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 16:06 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 33 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 16:06 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 51 km depth

18 Sep 16:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 50.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Sep 2016 16:06:58 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.6°S / 71.54°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) W of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) W of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.151 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 4.151 km17 km al O de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.151 km- Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
M 4.446 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ

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Ovalle (34.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed on 2nd floor of concrete and wood house. First tremor lasted 5 - 10 seconds. Windows rattled. Second tremor right after first. About same intensity 5 seconds.
Ovalle (34.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed on 2nd floor of concrete and wood house. First tremor lasted 5 - 10 seconds. Windows rattled. Second tremor right after first. About same intensity 5 seconds.
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