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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 7 December 2018

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Central Chile on Friday, 7 December 2018
7 Dec 09:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 113.0 to 108.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 7 December 2018 09:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.98°S / 70.42°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) SE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
121 km (75 mi) NE of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
130 km (81 mi) NE of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
140 km (87 mi) NE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
180 km (112 mi) S of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
498 km (310 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Fri, 7 Dec 09:44 UTCM 5.2 / 108 kmCentral ChileGFZ

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La Serena (129.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Ich lag noch im Bett.leichtes Knacken war zu verspüren und ein Ruckeln am Bett
La Serena, avenida pacifico 3980 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
134.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Central Chile, 7 Dec 2018 09h44

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Jan 2019 17:17 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    105.1 km (65.3 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Central Chile on Friday, 7 December 2018

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