Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 36 km southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 01:46 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 11 km west of Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, 24 April 2017 21:38 GMT, which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 36 km southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 01:46 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

29 Apr 01:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Apr 2017 01:46:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.22°S / 71.95°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San José (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NW of Cartagena (San Antonio) (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WSW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) NW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) WSW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) W of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.013 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 4.926 km38 km al NO de El TaboGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.016 km- 34km SW of Valparaiso, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (18)

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Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago (130.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santiago de Chile (132.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
124.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
114.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santiago (119.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Providencia (Chile, 133 km E of epicenter) : Small tremble. Noticed on 7th floor... lasted a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Placilla (Chile, 39 km E of epicenter) : Me despertó (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 129 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió suave en Santiago (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 127 km E of epicenter) : Un ruido y tirón corto :'( (reported through EMSC)
Padre Hurtado (Chile, 120 km E of epicenter) : Sismo de mediana intensidad largo...perceptible solo si estas quieto (reported through EMSC)
Pudahuel (Chile, 118 km E of epicenter) : Sismo de mediana intensidad, pero de larga duración...casi de un minuto!. Rodrigo T. (reported through EMSC)
Con Con (Chile, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Another one (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 46 km NE of epicenter) : Sismo fuerte, duración de 20-25 segundos aproximadamente. No se cayeron cosas de los muebles aún así se escuchó un sonido fuerte al comienzo del sismo. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 45 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile, 40 km E of epicenter) : Sí bastante fuerte pero mucho ruido subterráneo como estos los anteriores. (reported through EMSC)
Isla Negra (Chile, 40 km SE of epicenter) : Isla Negra - quick jolt, slight shaking after (reported through EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile, 37 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante (reported through EMSC)
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