Terremoto moderado mag. 4.7 - South Pacific Ocean, 30 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, lunes, 18 ene. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.7 - South Pacific Ocean, 30 km SW of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, lunes, 18 ene. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.7 at 42 km depth

18 Jan 05:54 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 8 minutos.
18 Jan 06:02: Magnitud recalculada de 5.1 a 4.9. Profundidad recalculada de 5.0 a 20.0 km (de 3.1 a 12.4 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 22 km (14 mi) al O.
18 Jan 06:08: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 06:00
Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 27 km southwest of Coquimbo, Chile early morning
5.1 quake 18 Jan 2:45 am (GMT -3)
5.1 quake 18 Jan 2:45 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 18 January 2021 at 2:45 am 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) located 27 km from the epicenter, and La Serena (pop. 154,500) 37 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ovalle (pop. 77,100) located 67 km from the epicenter, Vicuña (pop. 13,500) 83 km away, and Monte Patria (pop. 13,900) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 18 Jan 2021 05:45:57 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: lunes, 18 ene 2021 02:45 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 4.7
Profundidad: 41.5 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 30.146°S / 71.564°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km al SO de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
41 km al SO de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
62 km al NO de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
83 km al O de Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
84 km al NO de Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
170 km al NNO de Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
191 km al SSO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
322 km al N de Valparaíso (pop: 282,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
378 km al NNO de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
397 km al NNO de Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15°C (59 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Fuente primaria de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.742 km14 Km Al NO De Tongoy, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.933 km32 Km SW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
4.933 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
4.625 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.4106 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
374.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
368.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s (reported through our app)
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