Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 49 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 16 December 2016 at 23:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 49 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 16 December 2016 at 23:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 32 km depth

16 Dec 23:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 16 23:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Dec 16 23:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 45.0 km.
Dec 16 23:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.0 to 35.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 36.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 31.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 37.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 39.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.0 to 35.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 32.0 km.
Dec 17 08:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2016 23:11:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.44°S / 71.67°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.232 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.030 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.224 km22 km al SO de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.028 km- 47km WNW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

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999.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
La Serena (289.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
70.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 289 km S of epicenter) : En vía del Mar se sintió más largo que fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 49 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 December 2016 23:11 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 13 Feb 2017 10:01 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Feb 2017 05:03 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2017 14:19 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Feb 2017 21:07 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jan 2017 05:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2017 18:27 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    35.8 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jan 2017 02:44 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    21.3 km (13.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Jan 2017 19:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    23.7 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jan 2017 08:26 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    47.2 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jan 2017 00:25 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Dec 2016 22:25 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Dec 2016 21:46 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    23.9 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Dec 2016 07:30 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28.7 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 21 Dec 2016 14:34 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2016 01:07 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    31.8 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Dec 2016 00:49 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Dec 2016 23:56 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 49 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 16 December 2016 at 23:11 (GMT)
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