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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 9:16 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 9:16 pm (GMT -4) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 9:16 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 32 km depth

29 Jul 01:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
29 Jul 01:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 31.0 km (from 8.7 to 19.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards ESE.
29 Jul 01:36: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 29 Jul 2022, 01:27

Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 49 km southwest of Ovalle, Chile in the evening

4.3 quake 28 Jul 9:16 pm (GMT -4)
4.3 quake 28 Jul 9:16 pm (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 11 minutes ago 49 km southwest of Ovalle, Chile, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 14 km beneath the epicenter near Ovalle, Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile, in the evening on Thursday, July 28th, 2022, at 9:16 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ovalle (pop. 77,100) located 49 km from the epicenter, Monte Patria (pop. 13,900) 65 km away, Illapel (pop. 22,800) 96 km away, and Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) 104 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 29, 2022 01:16:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 9:16 pm (GMT -4)
Depth32.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.8593°S / 71.6382°W (Limarí Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode30.859°N / 108.362°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
241 km (150 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 10.8°C (51 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.432 km50 Km SW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
4.432 kmNear Coast of Central ChileRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 225 km / 140 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

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