Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 1.4 km northwest of Limahuida, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:51 pm (GMT -3) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 1.4 km northwest of Limahuida, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:51 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 49 km depth

26 Nov 03:09 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
26 Nov 03:10: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 03:12
Light 4.4 quake hits near La Ligua, Chile
4.4 quake 25 Nov 11:51 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 25 Nov 11:51 pm (GMT -3)
Just 21 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Illapel, Chile. The tremor was recorded late at night on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 11.51 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 48.6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile, the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Illapel (pop. 22,800) located 14 km from the epicenter, Salamanca (pop. 13,300) 22 km away, and La Ligua (pop. 24,900) 77 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 02:51:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:51 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 48.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.762°S / 71.191°W (Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) S of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) N of Hacienda La Calera (Valparaíso) (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NNE of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8.9°C (48 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.449 km15 Km Al S De Illapel, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.553 km21 Km SW of Illapel, ChileUSGS
M 4.560 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC

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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 1.4 km northwest of Limahuida, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:51 pm (GMT -3)

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