Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 37 km southwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 at 13:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 37 km southwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 at 13:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 38 km depth

4 Jan 13:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jan 4 13:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 38.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 43.0 km.
Jan 4 13:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 43.0 to 42.0 km.
Jan 4 13:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 38.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Jan 2017 13:24:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.22°S / 71.57°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNW of Santiago (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 5.238 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 4.940 km OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.049 km6 km al SO de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.948 km- 42km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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la Serena (41.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Fuerte sin ruido. (reported through our app)
La Serena (43.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Si sentí fuerte en la Serena
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 304 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento leve (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 305 km S of epicenter) : Leve Sismo, solo suave ruido, pero movimiento casi imperceptible. Duración del ruido solo de 3 segundos aproximadamente. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 37 km southwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 4 January 2017 13:24 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 05 Mar 2017 01:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Feb 2017 23:39 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Feb 2017 05:55 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Feb 2017 05:52 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    45.7 km (28.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 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
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Feb 2017 07:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Feb 2017 21:07 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2017 18:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    36.8 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Feb 2017 13:34 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    13.9 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Jan 2017 21:08 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Jan 2017 19:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    23.7 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Jan 2017 09:10 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    27.3 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Jan 2017 08:26 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    47.2 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 37 km southwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 at 13:24 (GMT)
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