Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 28 Oct 11.53 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 28 Oct 11.53 am (GMT -3)

Moderate 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.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 02:53:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 28 Oct 11.53 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.334°S / 71.199°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) SE of Choros Altos (Provincia de Elqui)
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Quebrada Seca (Provincia de Elqui)
64 km (40 mi) N of La Serena (Provincia de Elqui) (pop: 154,500)
70 km (44 mi) N of Coquimbo (Provincia de Elqui) (pop: 161,300)
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Vicuña (Elqui) (pop: 13,500)
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Huasco) (pop: 44,900)
456 km (283 mi) NNW of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
462 km (287 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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

User reports for this quake (40)

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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.
449.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
1358.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
61.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
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)
Lo Prado (Chile, 459 km S of epicenter) : Casi grado 3 (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 458 km S of epicenter) : Buen movimiento, pero no pasó a mayores. Santiago Norte (reported through EMSC)
San Felipe (Chile, 382 km S of epicenter) : Más largo que intenso (reported through EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile, 89 km N of epicenter) : Things shaking but it wasn't that strong, mostly sound (reported through EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile, 89 km N of epicenter) : Movimiento muy fuerte aca en vallenar (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : Muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y acaba de haber otro más pequeño (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y largo se sentio en piso 4 (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 66 km S of epicenter) : Loud (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 28 Oct 11.53 am (GMT -3)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 25 Nov 2020 09:11 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    32.2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 23:10 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    56.4 km (35 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Nov 2020 01:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53.7 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Nov 2020 11:22 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Nov 2020 17:57 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    88.1 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Nov 2020 03:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    33.3 km (20.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Nov 2020 00:18 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    62.5 km (38.8 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Oct 2020 05:07 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Oct 2020 04:10 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    52.6 km (32.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Oct 2020 09:38 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    57.8 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 18:18 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 07:59 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 07:09 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    56.4 km (35 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 22:39 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    54.3 km (33.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 21:57 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    56.6 km (35.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 21:49 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    52.3 km (32.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 64 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 28 Oct 11.53 am (GMT -3)

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