Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 49 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 20:42 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 49 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 20:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 28 km depth

8 Dec 20:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 8 20:47: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Dec 8 20:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Dec 8 20:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.0 to 33.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 34.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.0 to 36.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 37.0 km.
Dec 8 20:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 28.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Dec 2016 20:42:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.53°S / 71.67°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.628 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.214 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.230 km- 70km W of Illapel, ChileUSGS
M 5.341 km36 km al SO de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)

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Santiago, Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San martin de los andes (1072.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ruidos en el piso y minimos movimientos. (reported through our app)
1072.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
305.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
156.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : [email protected] (reported through our app)
Viña del mar (166.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
concon, chile (156.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 49 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 8 December 2016 20:42 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 06 Feb 2017 16:36 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    27.3 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 15:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Feb 2017 22:29 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    38.6 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jan 2017 17:44 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Jan 2017 05:39 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    31.6 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Jan 2017 17:16 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jan 2017 05:23 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Jan 2017 18:41 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2017 00:39 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2017 03:55 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    28.6 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Jan 2017 00:49 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jan 2017 22:59 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jan 2017 15:13 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    27.4 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 Jan 2017 17:39 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    45.4 km (28.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 09 Jan 2017 15:29 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Jan 2017 12:10 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    40.6 km (25.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 49 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 20:42 (GMT)
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