Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 27 km northwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 4:19 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 27 km northwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 4:19 pm (GMT -3)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.2 at 34 km depth

7 Jan 19:37 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 18 minutes.
7 Jan 19:38: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: GUG (U. Chile)
7 Jan 19:50: Profondeur recalculée de 33.8 à 33.9 km (de 21 à 21 mi).
Update Thu, 7 Jan 2021, 19:42
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile
4.2 quake 7 Jan 2:19 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 7 Jan 2:19 pm (GMT -5)
The National Seismological Center of the University of Chile reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Chile near Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, only 22 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 7 January 2021 at 2:19 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 33.8 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) located 27 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Serena (pop. 154,500) located 33 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 7 Jan 2021 19:19:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: jeudi, 7 janv. 2021 16:19 (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Profondeur: 33.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.826°S / 71.582°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chili)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km ONO de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
33 km ONO de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
87 km ONO de Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
94 km NNO de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
160 km SSO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
205 km NNO de Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
300 km SSO de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
357 km N de Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
413 km NNO de Santiago du Chili (pop: 4,837,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
432 km NNO de Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 19°C (66 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
4.234 km33 Km Al O De La Serena, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.510 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.222 km34 Km WNW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS

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