Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:09 pm (GMT -5) -

I felt this quake
Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:09 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 29 km depth

14 Oct 00:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
14 Oct 00:27: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 29.0 km (from 19.3 to 18 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 27 km (17 mi) towards ESE.
I felt this quake
I didn't feel it
Date & time: Oct 14, 2021 00:09:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:09 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.56°S / 71.95°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 27.56°N / 108.05°E
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km (100 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NNW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) NNW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
668 km (415 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13.8°C (57 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 12 m/s (23 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.929 kmOFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILEEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.