Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Limarí, 20 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:00:55

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Limarí, 20 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:00:55

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 50 km depth

21 May 09:19 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 21 May 2014 09:00:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 05:00:55
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 49.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.4516°S / 71.3157°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) NW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.530 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.140 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 5.350 km19km NW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
M 5.636 km28 km al SE de TongoyGUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (2)

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la serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woke up from deep 'grumbling' in the earth and doors and windows rattling. was quite short, though.
Coquimbo (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : The earthquake was strong enough to wake us up from a deep sleep. It lasted for approximately 60 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 10 Jul 2014 22:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jun 2014 16:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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