Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, 16 April 2019
16 Apr 00:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.75°S / 71.58°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (247 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
130 km (81 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
641 km (398 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 16 Apr 00:54 UTC||M 5.1 / 10 km||Near Coast of Northern Chile||GFZ|
User reports for this quake
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Near Coast of Northern Chile, 16 Apr 2019 00:54
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Apr 2019 15:25 UTC| M 3.4 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| EMSC | Details