Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Illapel, Choapa, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 09:04 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 13 km southwest of Illapel, Choapa, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 09:04 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 47 km depth

17 Oct 09:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
17 Oct 09:22: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
17 Oct 11:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 47.1 km (from 29 to 29 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 17 Oct 2020 09:04:33 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 47.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.733°S / 71.236°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (230 km / 143 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800)
26 km (16 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300)
80 km (50 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900)
117 km (73 mi) N of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100)
123 km (76 mi) NNW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300)
126 km (78 mi) S of Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
199 km (124 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
218 km (135 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.3°C (52 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.847 km13 Km Al SO De Illapel, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 3.847 km13 Km SW of Illapel, ChileEMSC

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Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Illapel, Choapa, Coquimbo, Chile, on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 09:04 (GMT)
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