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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake: 55 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04:09, which had occurred 27 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020
1 Sep 04:42 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
Sep 1 05:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
Sep 1 06:12: Source data changed from INPRES to GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: Tuesday, 1 September 2020 04:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 20.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.975°S / 71.082°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900)
100 km (62 mi) SW of Copiapó (pop: 129,300)
611 km (380 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
Tue, 1 Sep 04:36 UTCM 5.1 / 20.4 km56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
2020-09-01 04:36:36 UTC (1 Sep 04:36:36 UTC)M 5.1 / 23 km84 km NNW of Vallenar, ChileUSGS
Tue, 1 Sep 04:36 UTCM 5.4 / 20 kmAtacama, ChileEMSC
01/09/2020 01:36:34 (1 Sep 04:36:34 UTC)M 5.2 / 32 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
Tue, 1 Sep 04:36 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern ChileGFZ

User reports for this quake (8)

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Mendoza ,Argentina (582 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : El temblor fue como si se estuviera amacando , y un poco de mareo, es muy característico de los temblores de chile , fueron dos movimientos, el segundo menor , pero un poco largos ,o fue un solo movimiento???? | One user found this interesting.
  • Muy interesante, la descripción de mareo puede hacer pensar en ondas anómalas o fenómenos asociados a los s telúricos, gracias y fuerza.
221 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very intense shake | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
594 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt sick
Las condes (607.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Coquimbo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s : Mucho movimiento horizontal, sin sonido y continuas réplicas. | 2 users found this interesting.
Rosario, Argentina / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Valparaíso (Chile, 573 km S of epicenter) : Más fuerte que el anterior pero más corto | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 224 km S of epicenter) : Softer than the second one. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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