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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Sunday, 3 February 2019

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Sunday, 3 February 2019
3 Feb 03:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Feb 3 03:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: Sunday, 3 February 2019 02:56 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.36°S / 71.91°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) NW of Illapel (pop: 22,800)
101 km (63 mi) NW of Salamanca (pop: 13,300)
108 km (67 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
188 km (117 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600)
188 km (117 mi) N of Valparaíso (pop: 282,400)
262 km (163 mi) NW 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 3 Feb 02:56 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
Sun, 3 Feb 02:56 UTCM 5.0 / 26.1 km27 km al O de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (3)

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Ovalle (Chile, 101 km NE of epicenter) : fue sin ruido se movio como una cuna (reported through EMSC)
Quillota (Chile, 184 km S of epicenter) : Quillota. Quinta región se sintió suavemente y con sacudón final. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 172 km N of epicenter) : Fue corto y ondulado (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Near Coast of Central Chile, 3 Feb 2019 02:56

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 12 Mar 2019 08:19 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    31.6 km (19.6 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Mar 2019 18:45 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    32.5 km (20.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Feb 2019 03:23 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    45.2 km (28.1 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Feb 2019 02:14 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Feb 2019 02:03 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    34.8 km (21.6 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Sunday, 3 February 2019

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