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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 11 Km Al S De Tongoy, Chile on Thursday, 17 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake: 12 Km Al SE De Tongoy (Chile), 6 Sep 2020 01h16, which had occurred 11 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 11 Km Al S De Tongoy, Chile on Thursday, 17 September 2020
17 Sep 01:38 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
17 Sep 01:50: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
17 Sep 02:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 39.5 km (from 24 to 25 mi).
Date & time: Thursday, 17 September 2020 01:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 39.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.354°S / 71.516°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
48 km (30 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
56 km (35 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500)
66 km (41 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900)
85 km (53 mi) SW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
355 km (220 mi) NW 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
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 5.1 / 39.5 km11 Km Al S De Tongoy, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 5.2 / 46 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 4.8 / 44 kmCoquimbo, ChileEMSC
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 5.1 / 38 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 4.8 / 35 km46 Km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
Thu, 17 Sep 01:33 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

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353.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ovalle (0.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
58 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
20.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
La Campana, Vicuña, Coquimbo IV / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
(Chile, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Lot of noise (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 56 km NE of epicenter) : Largo. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 11 Km Al S De Tongoy, Chile on Thursday, 17 September 2020

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