Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

17 Mar 08:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 28.0 km.
Mar 17 10:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Date & time: 17 Mar 2017 08:02:58 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.49°S / 71.6°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) W of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.828 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 4.834 km41 km al O de La LiguaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.831 km- 48km W of La Ligua, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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53.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke me up out of sleep. Light shaking took place for a period of 5-10 seconds
Viña (59.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
66 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 67 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante fuerte, mucha gente se despertó. Los objetos se sacudieron con bastante violencia. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 148 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up, but not too much shaking really. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : Mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 157 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió al rededor de las 5am. Dos ondas breves. (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 08:02 (GMT)
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