Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Choapa Province, 67 km northeast of San Felipe, Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, 31 August 2018 at 13:25 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Choapa Province, 67 km northeast of San Felipe, Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, 31 August 2018 at 13:25 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 109 km depth

31 Aug 13:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 121.0 to 109.0 km.
Date & time: 31 Aug 2018 13:25:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.24°S / 70.35°W (Choapa Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) NNE of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NNE of Andes (Valparaíso) (pop: 56,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) ENE of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) NE of Llaillay (San Felipe de Aconcagua, Valparaíso) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NE of Villa Alemana (Valparaíso) (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NE of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NE of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) N of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.0109 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
5.195 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
5.1106 km- 65km NNE of San Felipe, ChileUSGS
5.1107 km42 km al E de PetorcaGUG (U. Chile)
5.1108 km VALPARAISO, CHILEEMSC

User reports for this quake (38)

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Santiago, Chile (135.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Location at 6th floor in an old building. (reported through our app)  
san felipe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Providencia, Santiago Chile / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very gentle shaking at 10:26am. Laated 10 seconds. On 9th floor.  
156.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
133.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
138.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
134.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
141.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
155.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
136.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
118.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
141.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
147.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santiago (Chile, 137 km S of epicenter) : Temblor leve. Nada alarmante. SANTIAGO (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 134 km S of epicenter) : Sentí en santiago muy suave (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 133 km S of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
Conchalí (Chile, 132 km S of epicenter) : Balanceado ... suave , EXTRAÑO (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 132 km S of epicenter) : Slightly stronger than yesterday, definitely noticeable, not strong enough to knock anything over (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 131 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió moderado , con más ruido que ayer , parece q se viene un terremoto !!!! (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 172 km SW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 148 km S of epicenter) : Suave (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 146 km SW of epicenter) : Dicen 5.2 Harto ruido curauma (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 142 km S of epicenter) : Si/ (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 138 km S of epicenter) : Leve pero se percibió (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 137 km S of epicenter) : En un tercer piso, zona cívica de Santiago... no sé sintió el temblor. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 137 km S of epicenter) : En Santiago se sintió muy leve, nada alarmante. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 137 km S of epicenter) : Oscilante y largo ... desde un piso 13 . (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 136 km SW of epicenter) : Suave y largo (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 136 km S of epicenter) : Au 17eme étage... (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 136 km S of epicenter) : Very slight movement on 9th floor. Laated around 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 135 km S of epicenter) : Epicentro fue al Norte de San Felipe. En Providencia, piso 3 movimiento oscilante de casi 30 segundos mas que menos (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 134 km S of epicenter) : Se movieron las puertas en el portal la Reina, movimiento leve y redondeado (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 134 km S of epicenter) : En Santiago, edificio piso 8. Suave. (reported through EMSC)  
Concón (Chile, 131 km SW of epicenter) : Felt the sofa quivering. (reported through EMSC)  
Quilicura (Chile, 129 km S of epicenter) : Leve en Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Quillota (Chile, 104 km SW of epicenter) : Remexon fuerte y corto (reported through EMSC)  
San Felipe (Chile, 65 km SW of epicenter) : San Felipe, V región cordillera, hubo que evacuar el edificio donde trabajo (reported through EMSC)  
San Felipe (Chile, 64 km SW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 Sep 2018 02:29 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    113.1 km (70.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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