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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 29 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:01 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 29 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:01 am (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 29 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:01 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 46 km depth

14 Aug 09:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
14 Aug 09:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 40.0 km (from 22 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards E.
14 Aug 09:19: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sun, 14 Aug 2022, 09:12

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Ovalle, Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile

4.9 quake 14 Aug 5:01 am (GMT -4)
4.9 quake 14 Aug 5:01 am (GMT -4)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Ovalle, Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at 5:01 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 36 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 Ovalle (pop. 77,100) located 35 km from the epicenter, Monte Patria (pop. 13,900) 57 km away, Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) 85 km away, La Serena (pop. 154,500) 93 km away, and La Serena (pop. 154,500) 93 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Illapel (pop. 22,800) located 110 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 14, 2022 09:01:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:01 am (GMT -4)
Depth45.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.7003°S / 71.4842°W (Limarí Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode30.7°N / 108.516°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) WSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) W of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
317 km (197 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
335 km (208 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Metropolitana) (pop: 510,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 8.5°C (47 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.846 km29 Km WSW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
4.851 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.846 kmNear Coast of Central ChileRaspberryShake
4.546 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP


Seismic station: Fray Jorge, IV Region Coquimbo (CO06/C1 network) | Distance from quake: 15 km / 9 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Fray Jorge, IV Region Coquimbo: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

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10 segundos (104.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Tembló relativamente intenso pero muy corto tiempo  

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