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Event status: unconfirmed [?]

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 26 km southeast of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4) -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 26 km southeast of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4) Reported quake or seismic-like event: 26 km southeast of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
23 May 22:01 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
Update Sun, 23 May 2021, 22:01

Earthquake reported few minutes ago in or near Chile

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Chile at approximately 21:59 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 23, 2021 21:59:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
Statusunconfirmed
Magnitudeunknown
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30°S / 71°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode30°N / 109°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt15 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities26 km (16 mi) ESE of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) W of Vicuña (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) E of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) N of Monte Patria (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) S of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
274 km (170 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
291 km (181 mi) NW of Ciudad de San Juan (Argentina) (pop: 447,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
386 km (240 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 15°C (59 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
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Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 114 km / 71 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (15)

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Santiago (393.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
Huechuraba (375.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
San Bernardo, Provincia de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan (394.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Providencia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Valparaíso / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
viña del mar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 15-20 s
Quilpué / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : de unos 4.5 creo  
Acostado, Región metropolitana. La Florida / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Quilpue chile región de Valparaíso / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Maria pinto, Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Limache / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Polpaico / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s

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