Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 60km SW of Coquimbo, Chile on Thursday, 31 October 2013

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:03:59

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:03:59

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 29 km depth

31 Oct 23:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2013 11:03:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:03:59
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.2979°S / 71.5572°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NE of Tangue (Provincia de Elqui)
7 km (5 mi) SW of Tongoy (Provincia de Elqui)
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Elqui) (pop: 161,300)
48 km (30 mi) NW of Ovalle (Limarí) (pop: 77,100)
53 km (33 mi) SW of La Serena (Elqui) (pop: 154,500)
72 km (45 mi) NW of Monte Patria (Limarí) (pop: 13,900)
362 km (225 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
715 km (444 mi) W of Córdoba (Argentina) (pop: 1,428,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.629 km43km SSW of Coquimbo, ChileUSGS
M 6.534 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 6.410 km COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
M 6.656 kmO. PACIFICO (Argentina)INPRES
M 6.557 km39 km al NO de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
M 6.629 kmSSW of Coquimbo, ChileGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (12)

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Santiago, Chile / not felt
santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago,Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lying in bed on 6th floor of hotel room.
Santiago (359.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago, chile (359.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las Condes (Chile, 357 km S of epicenter) : The vibration and swaying started off mildly then for a few seconds got stronger then trailed off again. Altogether the swaying and vibrations lasted about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile, 213 km NE of epicenter) : El movimiento fue de balanceo que aparentó ir en aumento, de larga duración (45 a 60 segundos). El movimiento comenzó mientras hablaba por celular con alguien de Coquimbo, quien me llamaba justamente para informarme que estaba terminando un sismo muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 99 km NE of epicenter) : huge noise and big movement!!! Publics lights swinging (reported through EMSC)
La Serena (Chile, 61 km NE of epicenter) : We were walking right on the beach to see the sunset when it ocurred. The light posts and distribution line along the street were moving heavily. Chilean police by motorbike stopped front of the sea to report a possible tsunami. (reported through EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile, 52 km NE of epicenter) : la calle era como una ola y el cableado eléctrico se movía para todos lados. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 364 km S of epicenter) : My wife an mother-in-law didn't feel anything. I felt it clearly for about 30 secs. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 361 km S of epicenter) : first sounded like people on the upper floors where making alot of noise, but then the building began to sway, and it lasted for 20-30 seconds, curtains swayed and blinds swayed (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile, Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:03:59

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (68 quakes):
  • 28 Apr 2014 16:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Apr 2014 22:32 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Apr 2014 18:23 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Apr 2014 22:53 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Mar 2014 02:09 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2014 21:31 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    66.4 km (41.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Mar 2014 13:03 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    62.9 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2014 15:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Mar 2014 02:34 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    27.4 km (17 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Mar 2014 15:31 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2014 10:48 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Feb 2014 12:28 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    42.5 km (26.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Feb 2014 21:23 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Feb 2014 19:25 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Feb 2014 20:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jan 2014 06:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    38.5 km (23.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile, on Thursday, October 31, 2013 20:03:59
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