Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km NNW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Friday, 19 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km NNW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, Friday, 19 Feb. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 47 km depth

19 Feb 06:59 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 5 minutos.
19 Feb 07:08: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.1. Profundidad recalculada de 2.0 a 30.0 km (de 1.2 a 18.6 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 20 km (13 mi) al E.
19 Feb 07:16: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Update Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 07:09
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 79 km northwest of La Serena, Chile
5.1 quake 19 Feb 3:54 am (GMT -3)
5.1 quake 19 Feb 3:54 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Friday 19 February 2021 at 3:54 am local time near La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 30 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 5.2 earthquake.
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 La Serena (pop. 154,500) located 79 km from the epicenter, Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) 80 km away, Vallenar (pop. 44,900) 115 km away, and Vicuña (pop. 13,500) 122 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 19 Feb 2021 06:54:29 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Friday, 19 Feb 2021 03:54 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 47.3 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 29.348°S / 71.6°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km al NNO de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
72 km al NNO de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
115 km al NO de Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
119 km al SO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
145 km al NNO de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
253 km al SSO de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
258 km al N de Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
387 km al NNO de San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
395 km al N de Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
466 km al NNO de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SSW
Fuente primaria de datos: GUG (U. Chile)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.947 km43 Km Al O De La Higuera, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.932 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
4.936 km67 Km NNW of La Serena, ChileUSGS
4.830 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.115 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
4.910 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
69.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
75.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
40.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
72 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
La Serena / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
La Serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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