Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 83 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 04:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 83 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 04:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 64 km depth

18 Apr 04:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 18 04:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.3.
Date & time: 18 Apr 2019 04:06:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.29°S / 71.74°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) NW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.364 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.644 kmOffshore Coquimbo, ChileEMSC
5.610 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP
5.648 km68km NNW of La Serena, ChileUSGS
5.665 km44 km al O de La Higuera (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.546 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
5.210 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG

User reports for this quake (35)

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Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hostel luna del mar. La Serena / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Cantera Coquimbo (112.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pisco elqui (132.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La serena / Light shaking (MMI IV)
85.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pisco Elqui (152 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pisco Elqui / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened by strong rattling of window followed by sustained shaking. No objects fell in our cabana.  
Las condes, Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III)
83.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Muy fuerte y largo (reported through our app)  
La Serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
81.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
473.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On 6th floor, felt lying in bed  
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Vallenar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pisco Elqui (89.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
La Serena (88.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
254.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
155.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
472 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lasted around 10 seconds. Felt bed shaking - im on 9th floor in Providencia Santiago. (reported through our app)  
153.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : muy largo y fuerte (reported through our app)  
Coquimbo (Chile, 71 km S of epicenter) : Se simtio mucho más fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Coquimbo (Chile, 101 km S of epicenter) : Estoy en Tongoy y se sintió bastante fuerte con mucho ruido, largo y movimientos verticales. (reported through EMSC)  
Coquimbo (Chile, 76 km SE of epicenter) : Sólo movimiento no sentí ruido alguno. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 476 km S of epicenter) : I felt the bed shake. Im on 9th floor. Lasted 10 seconds... hate these middle of the night tremors :-( (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 476 km S of epicenter) : En Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 475 km S of epicenter) : strong yet short. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 475 km S of epicenter) : Santiago Centro, piso 23, solo se sintió un leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 474 km S of epicenter) : Soft, but long (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 473 km S of epicenter) : Piso 23 las condes, balanceo suave (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 473 km S of epicenter) : Suave (reported through EMSC)  
Coquimbo (Chile, 113 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte temblor en Tongoy (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 May 2019 17:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    55.1 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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