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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:53 am (GMT -3)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:53 am (GMT -3) Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:53 am (GMT -3)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 60 km depth

28 Oct 14:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
28 Oct 14:59: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 71.0 to 52.0 km (from 44 to 32 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14.6 km (9 mi) towards E.
28 Oct 15:14: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
28 Oct 19:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 63.5 to 60.0 km (from 39 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 28, 2020 14:53:11 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:53 am (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.8
Depth60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.334°S / 71.199°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode29.334°N / 108.801°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt15 reports
Primary data sourceGUG (U. Chile)
Nearby towns and cities64 km (40 mi) N of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Vicuña (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) N of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) N of Monte Patria (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
235 km (146 mi) SSW of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
395 km (245 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
462 km (287 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.860 km20 Km Al N De La Higuera, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
5.840 km5.9 Coquimbo, ChileEMSC
5.752 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
5.844 km63 Km N of La Serena, ChileUSGS
5.748 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.850 km68 Km N of Coquimbo, ChileINPRES
5.747 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

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Valparaíso (414.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fue bastante largo. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Santiago (451.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió fuerte y duro unos 20 segundos | One user found this interesting.  
Chicureo Abajo, Provincia de Chacabuco, Santiago Metropolitan (449.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Quilmes, Buenos Aires (1358.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region (61.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Cordoba, Departamento de Capital (710 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
Pueblo Islon,La Serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fuerte ruido subterráneo.. | One user found this interesting.  
Totoralillo Norte / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Cool   
Totoralillo Norte / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Cool   
La Serena, Punta Teatinos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling : Muy fuerte y largo (piso 7 edificio).  
La Serena, Punta Teatinos / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : se sintió fuertísimo y largo  
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s
La granja, Santiago / not felt
la serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s
Coquimbo, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
santiago / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 15-20 s
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 462 km S of epicenter) : Soy de santiago y se sintio fuerte | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Copiapó (Chile, 229 km N of epicenter) : Se sintio largo..y suave en Copiapo. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Vallenar (Chile, 89 km N of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante y mucha vibraciones | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 461 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió y con ruido (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 559 km S of epicenter) : 3 (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 459 km S of epicenter) : Lejos del epicentro, pero percibido en objetos colgantes, piso 14 (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 458 km S of epicenter) : leve intensidad en Las condes (reported through EMSC)  
Las Heras (Argentina, 448 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)  
Las Heras (Argentina, 448 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo. Parece que paraba y volvía (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : En La Serena bastante fuerte, con mucho ruido y movimientos fuertes. No creo que haya sido de esa magnitud, siento que es mayor. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñaflor (Chile, 476 km S of epicenter) : María Pinto 4 grados aprox. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 462 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió suave y corto (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 461 km S of epicenter) : Corto y suave (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 459 km S of epicenter) : Fue largo y se movio harto (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 25, 2020 07:42
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.5

52 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 19, 2020 09:04
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.5

65 km
64 km NE of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 14, 2020 17:06
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.7

57 km
62 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 13, 2020 18:28
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.8

71 km
South Pacific Ocean, 39 km NW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 10, 2020 02:06
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.9

54 km
62 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 6, 2020 12:23
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.5

31 km
South Pacific Ocean, 51 km NW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 2, 2020 04:08
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.1

60 km
65 km NE of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Dec 2, 2020 04:03
1 year 25 weeks ago
2.5

87 km
51 km NE of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 25, 2020 09:11
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.5

32 km
South Pacific Ocean, 57 km NW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 22, 2020 23:10
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.8

56 km
71 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 15, 2020 01:11
1 year 28 weeks ago
3.8

54 km
64 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 7, 2020 11:22
1 year 29 weeks ago
3.3

59 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 5, 2020 17:57
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.8

88 km
53 km NE of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 2, 2020 03:27
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.7

33 km
46 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Nov 2, 2020 00:18
1 year 29 weeks ago
3.1

63 km
23 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 31, 2020 05:07
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.6

54 km
24 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 31, 2020 04:10
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.9

53 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 30, 2020 09:38
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.1

58 km
61 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 29, 2020 18:18
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.5

56 km
64 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 29, 2020 07:59
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

59 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 29, 2020 07:09
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.8

56 km
65 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 22:39
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.6

54 km
62 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 21:57
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.8

57 km
61 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 21:49
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.9

52 km
65 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 19:05
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.7

57 km
64 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 16:28
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.7

53 km
73 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 15:39
1 year 30 weeks ago
4.3

58 km
65 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 15:23
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

56 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore
Oct 28, 2020 14:58
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.9

56 km
63 km N of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, ChileMore

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