Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Limarí Province, 64 km south of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 02:33 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Limarí Province, 64 km south of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 02:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 65 km depth

24 Aug 02:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Aug 24 02:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 57.0 to 65.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Aug 2019 02:33:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.17°S / 71.26°W (Limarí Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) S of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.165 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.863 kmCoquimbo, ChileEMSC
5.010 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP
5.356 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
4.862 km59km SSW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
5.167 km32 km al N de Canela Baja (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.169 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG

User reports for this quake (19)

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264.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
264.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
248.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
252.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
320.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
264.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Llayllay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
198.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
La Serena (Chile, 132 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente (reported through EMSC)  
Lampa (Chile, 240 km S of epicenter) : grado 2 mercalli apenas se sintió duro como un minuto (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 215 km S of epicenter) : Suave (reported through EMSC)  
Ovalle (Chile, 62 km N of epicenter) : muy fuerte parecia q iva a seguir (reported through EMSC)  
Mendoza (Argentina, 315 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió moderado aquí en Mendoza capital. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 268 km S of epicenter) : A penas perceptible, fue casualidad que lo sentí (reported through EMSC)  
Recoleta (Chile, 267 km S of epicenter) : Levemente perceptible en el centro de Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Renca (Chile, 262 km S of epicenter) : Leve y movimiento ondulatorio . (reported through EMSC)  
Quilpué (Chile, 214 km S of epicenter) : Muy suave, casi imperceptible en Quilpué V Región (reported through EMSC)  
Concón (Chile, 200 km S of epicenter) : Very long !!! But a slow (reported through EMSC)  
Ovalle (Chile, 62 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 24 Sep 2019 06:47 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    67.6 km (42 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 Sep 2019 04:10 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Aug 2019 05:39 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    61.5 km (38.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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