Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 04:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Central Chile on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 04:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Jun 04:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Jun 2018 04:41:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.7°S / 70.71°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
144 km (89 mi) NNE of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
149 km (92 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
152 km (95 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300)
217 km (135 mi) NNE of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
529 km (329 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
697 km (433 mi) WNW of Cordoba (Argentina) (pop: 1,428,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.110 kmCentral ChileGFZ
M 4.613 km23 km al O de Alto del CarmenGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.710 km- 18km SSW of Vallenar, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Las Campanas Observatory / Light shaking (MMI IV)
139.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Copiapó (Chile, 156 km N of epicenter) : Aquí se sintió leve. (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 149 km SW of epicenter) : Moderado a fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Tierra Amarilla (Chile, 147 km N of epicenter) : Moderado. (reported through EMSC)
Alto del Carmen (Chile, 24 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte la wea, ni parece 5.1, pienso que fue más. (reported through EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile, 17 km NW of epicenter) : Fue muy fuerte, creo que fue más de 6 richter. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Central Chile 22 June 04:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 26 Jun 2018 18:06 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    36.5 km (22.7 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Jun 2018 06:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 04:41 (GMT)
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