Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km a nord ovest da La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Cile, venerdí, 19 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.9 - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km a nord ovest da La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Cile, venerdí, 19 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.9 at 47 km depth

19 Feb 06:59 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 5 minuti.
19 Feb 07:08: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.1. Profondità ricalcolata da 2.0 a 30.0 km (da 1.2 a 18.6 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 20 km (13 mi) al E.
19 Feb 07:16: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: 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:

Data & ora: 19 Feb 2021 06:54:29 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Friday, 19 Feb 2021 03:54 (GMT -3)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 47.3 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 29.348°S / 71.6°W (South Pacific Ocean, Cile)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km NNO da La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
72 km NNO da Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
115 km NO da Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
119 km SO da Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
145 km NNO da Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
253 km SSO da Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
258 km N da Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
387 km NNO da San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
395 km N da Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
466 km NNO da Santiago del Cile (pop: 4,837,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SSW
Fonte dati primaria: GUG (U. Chile)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 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.
4.947 km43 Km Al O De La Higuera, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
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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