Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 21 km west of Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 16:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 21 km west of Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 16:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 21 km depth

13 May 16:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 21.0 km.
May 13 17:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Date & time: 13 May 2017 16:54:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.99°S / 71.85°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) W of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) W of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.321 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.324 km OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.224 km42 km al O de ValparaísoGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.222 km- offshore Valparaiso, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (21)

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125.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
113.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago,comuna de San Miguel (124.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
24.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Monte Patria (Chile, 266 km N of epicenter) : Un grand boom, puis une secousse de 7 secondes environ. (reported through EMSC)
Salamanca (Chile, 158 km NE of epicenter) : Felt quake. (reported through EMSC)
Buin (Chile, 140 km SE of epicenter) : Suave en Santiago (reported through EMSC)
Recoleta (Chile, 130 km SE of epicenter) : O senti en el hospital San Jose (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 41 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte en viña del mar (reported through EMSC)
Rancagua (Chile, 178 km SE of epicenter) : No lo persivi (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 139 km SE of epicenter) : I'm on 7th floor- felt like I was sitting in a rocking chair. Only lasted a few seconds. The dog didn't notice it!! (reported through EMSC)
Recoleta (Chile, 135 km E of epicenter) : 3.9 (reported through EMSC)
Colina (Chile, 125 km E of epicenter) : We always feel earthquakes here in Santiago even when they take place miles ago. 3/5 people in my house felt it, it was light, but there might be more on the way. (reported through EMSC)
Quilicura (Chile, 124 km E of epicenter) : Si corto con movimiento oscilante (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 74 km SE of epicenter) : Cerca de Casablanca, Chile. Se sintió, fue breve. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 72 km E of epicenter) : Movimiento poco ruido diría que fue sismo 4 grados (reported through EMSC)
Quilpué (Chile, 52 km E of epicenter) : Grado 5 app (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 42 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte, duración de 30 segundos aproximadamente. Se cayeron algunas cosas en los muebles. No hay cortes de energía (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 41 km E of epicenter) : De menos a más en viña del mar ... see sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 41 km E of epicenter) : En Reñaca fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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