Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 86 km WNW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, viernes, 20 may 2022 04:07 (GMT -5) -

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 86 km WNW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, viernes, 20 may 2022 04:07 (GMT -5) Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 86 km WNW of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, viernes, 20 may 2022 04:07 (GMT -5)

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.8 a 10 km de profundidad

20 May 09:11 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 4 minutos.
20 May 09:14: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 5.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 10.7 km (6.7 mi) al E.
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21 May 19:18: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 5.8.
Update Fri, 20 May 2022, 09:24
Significant magnitude 5.7 quake hits 77 km northwest of La Serena, Chile early morning
5.7 quake 20 May 4:07 am (GMT -5)
5.7 quake 20 May 4:07 am (GMT -5)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.7 quake in Chile near La Serena, Elqui, Coquimbo Region, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 4:07 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 33 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.7.
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 73 km from the epicenter, and La Serena (pop. 154,500) 77 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Vicuña (pop. 13,500) located 128 km from the epicenter, and Ovalle (pop. 77,100) 139 km away.
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Earthquake data

Detalles del terremoto

Fecha y hora20 May 2022 09:07:45 UTC -
Hora local en el epicentroviernes, 20 may 2022 04:07 (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmado
Magnitud5.8
Prof.10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud29.5409°S / 72.0403°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Chile)
Antipode29.541°N / 107.96°E
Intensidad del temblorTemblor moderado
Sentido27 informes
Fuente primaria de datosUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Lugares cercanos82 km al ONO de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
86 km al ONO de La Serena (pop: 154,500) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
143 km al NO de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
164 km al SO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
294 km al SO de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
390 km al N de Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
391 km al N de Valparaíso (pop: 282,400) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
455 km al NNO de Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
Tiempo en el epicentro en el momento del sismoClear Sky 14.8°C (59 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSW
Energía sísmica estimada liberada3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 GWh, equivalente a 7558 toneladas de TNT o 0.5 bombas atomicas!) | about seismic energy
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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.
RevistaProf.UbicaciónFuente
5.810 km81 Km NW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
5.830 kmOFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
5.810 kmOff Coast of Central ChileRaspberryShake
5.729 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.210 kmChile: Near CoquimboRENASS
5.720 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
5.510 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

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La Serena (90.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Estabamos durmiendo, no nos levantamos pero atentos a si se volvía más fuerte.Ya identificamos magnitud por la costumbre y sobre 7 salgo afuera. Hija se levanta a calmar mascotas gatos, perros ladran afuera.  
Santiago, Chile (457.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tongoy (98.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
La Serena, las compañías (86 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Bahía la herradura (82.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : Ruido muy fuerte movimiento largo alarmas de autos que se encendieron  
coquimbo (82.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Moderate shaking  
La serena (83.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Genero un estado de alarma en el hogar, como buen chileno preparado para esto  
Coquimbo, Chile (82.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 1-2 minutes
Chile (83.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging : Se movió mi cama de un lado a otro, las paredes vibraban y el techo también  
Coquimbo, Elqui (85.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was sleeping  
Concepcion / not felt : Llegó el reporte del sismo tarde (reported through our app)  
La serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Monte Patria / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Coquimbo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s : It feel more intensive  
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : evaluamos intensidad sin levantarnos, seguimos durmiendo  
Coquimbo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
La serena / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s
Eduardo Jorge, Lá Serena / not felt
La Serena, Elqui, Coquimbo (85 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : Agitacion moderada  
Coquimbo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
La Serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Av. Costanera 3785, Coquimbo, Chili / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
San Ramón / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s
La serena / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
La serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Coquimbo (87.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : Fuerte, despertó y asusto a mucha gente  
Coquimbo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
La serena / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Luján de Cuyo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Me desperto y altero a las mascotas (reported through our app)  
La Serena, Elqui, Coquimbo (84.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : algo suave pero me despertó  
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Réplicas registradas, las más recientes primero (11 en total)

Fecha y horaMag
Prof.
UbicaciónDetalles
11 jul 2022 00:15
hace 5 semanas
2.9

55 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 86 km O de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
4 jul 2022 00:33
hace 6 semanas
2.6

15 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 47 km O de Coquimbo, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
24 jun 2022 07:40
hace 8 semanas
2.8

42 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 68 km O de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
22 jun 2022 13:07
hace 8 semanas
2.6

35 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 70 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
19 jun 2022 20:38
hace 8 semanas
2.5

39 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 68 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
18 jun 2022 20:57
hace 8 semanas
3.0

16 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 38 km O de Coquimbo, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
31 may 2022 10:16
hace 11 semanas
3.5

47 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 82 km O de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
23 may 2022 05:15
hace 12 semanas
3.8

42 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 94 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
23 may 2022 02:19
hace 12 semanas
3.4

43 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 68 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
21 may 2022 14:42
hace 12 semanas
2.5

39 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 67 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás
20 may 2022 13:49
hace 12 semanas
3.0

32 km
Océano Pacífico Sur, 81 km NO de La Serena, Elqui, Región de Coquimbo, ChileMás

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