Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:36 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake Near Coast of Central Chile 16 September 22:54 UTC, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:36 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Sep 18:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2015 06:36:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.05°S / 71.61°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) W of San Pedro de Quiles (Provincia de Limarí)
64 km (39 mi) SW of Ovalle (Provincia de Limari) (pop: 77,100)
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Monte Patria (Limarí) (pop: 13,900)
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800)
125 km (77 mi) S of Coquimbo (Provincia de Elqui) (pop: 161,300)
132 km (82 mi) SSW of La Serena (Provincia de Elqui) (pop: 154,500)
283 km (176 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
333 km (207 mi) NW of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.110 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 6.110 km6.1 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
valparaiso / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Near Coast of Central Chile 21 September 18:36 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1070 quakes):
  • 19 Mar 2016 14:26 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Mar 2016 13:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    38.5 km (23.9 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 19 Mar 2016 12:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 19 Mar 2016 08:52 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 23:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 19:17 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 11:15 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2016 09:28 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Mar 2016 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Mar 2016 04:26 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 13:41 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 04:06 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    34.5 km (21.4 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 03:59 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 03:49 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 00:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:36 (GMT)
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