Terremoto leve mag. 4.3 - 66 km NNE of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Saturday, 30 Jan. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.3 - 66 km NNE of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Saturday, 30 Jan. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.3 at 49 km depth

30 Jan 13:33 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 17 minutos.
30 Jan 13:34: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
30 Jan 13:42: Profundidad recalculada de 48.2 a 49.4 km (de 30 a 31 mi).
Update Sat, 30 Jan 2021, 13:39
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 66 km northeast of Coquimbo, Chile
4.3 quake 30 Jan 10:16 am (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 30 Jan 10:16 am (GMT -3)
The National Seismological Center of the University of Chile reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Chile near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 30 January 2021 at 10:16 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 48.2 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Serena (pop. 154,500) located 57 km from the epicenter, Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) 66 km away, Vicuña (pop. 13,500) 71 km away, and Vallenar (pop. 44,900) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 30 Jan 2021 13:16:12 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Saturday, 30 Jan 2021 10:16 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 4.3
Profundidad: 49.4 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 29.438°S / 70.996°W (Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km al NNE de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
66 km al NNE de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
72 km al NNO de Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al SSO de Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
131 km al N de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
140 km al N de Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
239 km al SSO de Copiapó (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
245 km al N de Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
448 km al N de Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
466 km al N de Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NW
Fuente primaria de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.349 km22 Km Al E De La Higuera, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.760 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
4.358 km56 Km NNE of La Serena, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
58.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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