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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015
19 Dec 19:36 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 11 minutes.
Dec 19 20:18: Magnitude recalculée de 6.0 à 5.8.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 December 2015 19:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.63°S / 71.06°W (Chili)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km NW de Monte Patria (pop: 13,900)
14 km SE de Ovalle (pop: 77,100)
74 km SW de Vicuña (pop: 13,500)
80 km SE de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300)
83 km SE de La Serena (pop: 154,500)
317 km N de Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 49 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 44 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 49.5 km11 km al O de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 46.4 km- 16km WSW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

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Sheraton Santiago (313.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rolling motion for a few seconds (reported through our app)
Santiago (314.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong, much panic and noise (reported through our app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong, much panic and noise (reported through our app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong, much noise and panic (reported through our app)
Copiapó (368.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ovalle (Chile, 1 km E of epicenter) : Quite strong, there was a small crack in the floor outside my house.A bit worried about what was going to happen next but I am used to earthquakes, there the norm. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 320 km S of epicenter) : My girlfriend and I were on the rooftop pool on the 16th floor of our building when she noticed she was having trouble standing up and decided to sit down. She called me over and poolside and I sat down beside her and could obviously feel the building moving almost side to side. I thought it was just the wind at first which can shift taller buildings, but then the swaying stopped. Winds blew a little more but the building didn't shift. That's when we realized it was a small earthquake. 30 minutes later we went down to our room and searched the internet to see if there were any earthquakes near the city of Santiago, and sure enough there was one approximately 320km to the north!! We were shocked and a little excited that we got to feel our first earthquakes!! (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 323 km S of epicenter) : Very short but made things move. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 321 km S of epicenter) : Just a little shaking.. About 20 seconds long. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 320 km S of epicenter) : sentado afuera en el pastosolo movimiento sin ruidovarios segundos despues todavia se notaba el movimiento por el liquido en los vasos (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 279 km S of epicenter) : Los maceteros que cuelgan se movieron de manera muy suave y como vaiven (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 74 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte.. (reported through EMSC)
San Bernardo (Chile, 342 km S of epicenter) : Largo, intenso, sin ruido... (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 325 km S of epicenter) : I filled out a similar form online prior to this report. As I said then, I felt the typical shaking (I used to live in northern California) and saw lampshade fringe swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 322 km S of epicenter) : immediate uneasiness. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 319 km S of epicenter) : Estaba en el pasto y se sintio fuerte a pesar de la distancia (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Empezo con un fuerte ruido subterraneo que duro aproximadamente 10 segundos, seguido por un movimiento largo y fuerte que duro alrededor de 15 segundos y luego lentamente empezo a decaer el sismo (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 68 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulatoro. Muy largo (reported through EMSC)
Ovalle (Chile, 5 km S of epicenter) : Sismo Muy Violento y Corto, movimiento Horizontal , gente Llorando y desesperada . (reported through EMSC)
Peñaflor (Chile, 329 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento largo y mediana intensidad (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 315 km S of epicenter) : Estoy en un edificio piso 13 y duro algo así como unos 10 seg pero no se movió nada excepto la cama (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 82 km NW of epicenter) : noisy, strong and long. (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 80 km NW of epicenter) : Largo ruido previo (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Very long and strong (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake: Near Coast of Central Chile, 19 Dec 2015 19h25

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 2016 18:42 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    59.9 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Feb 2016 09:39 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2016 18:08 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Feb 2016 07:05 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    52.1 km (32.4 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 01 Feb 2016 21:27 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Feb 2016 13:28 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Feb 2016 03:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    60.1 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 15:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    53.7 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 15:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jan 2016 07:44 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jan 2016 14:52 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    39.1 km (24.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Jan 2016 05:36 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    60.2 km (37.4 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 21 Jan 2016 06:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Jan 2016 08:44 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jan 2016 22:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Jan 2016 19:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    51.3 km (31.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015
 

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