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Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - 25 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 9:39 am (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - 25 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 9:39 am (GMT -3) Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - 25 km north of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 9:39 am (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 73 km depth

9 Feb 12:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
9 Feb 12:46: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 46.0 to 73.0 km (from 29 to 45 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.1 km (3.2 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 9, 2023 12:39:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 9:39 am (GMT -3)
Depth73.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.68°S / 71.25°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode29.68°N / 108.75°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (16 mi) N of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) NW of Vicuña (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) N of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NNW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
424 km (263 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 16.8°C (62 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.273 kmNear Coast of Central ChileRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Tololo Observatory, Vicuna, Chile (GO04/C network) | Distance from quake: 70 km / 43 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tololo Observatory, Vicuna, 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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