Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - South Pacific Ocean, 27 km WNW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Thursday, 07 Jan. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - South Pacific Ocean, 27 km WNW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Thursday, 07 Jan. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.2 at 34 km depth

7 Jan 19:37 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 18 minutos.
7 Jan 19:38: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
7 Jan 19:50: Profundidad recalculada de 33.8 a 33.9 km (de 21 a 21 mi).
Update Thu, 7 Jan 2021, 19:42
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile
4.2 quake 7 Jan 2:19 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 7 Jan 2:19 pm (GMT -5)
The National Seismological Center of the University of Chile reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Chile near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, only 22 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 7 January 2021 at 2:19 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 33.8 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) located 27 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Serena (pop. 154,500) located 33 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 7 Jan 2021 19:19:50 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 16:19 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 33.9 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 29.826°S / 71.582°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km al ONO de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
33 km al ONO de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al ONO de Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
94 km al NNO de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
160 km al SSO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
205 km al NNO de Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
300 km al SSO de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
357 km al N de Valparaíso (pop: 282,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
413 km al NNO de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
432 km al NNO de Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 19°C (66 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.234 km33 Km Al O De La Serena, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.410 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
4.510 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.222 km34 Km WNW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS

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