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Strong Earthquake Strikes Chile

Posted by feww on February 10, 2016

M6.3 earthquake occurs 40km W of Ovalle, Chile

Centered at 30.634°S, 71.620 °W the quake occurred at a depth of 31.5 km (19.6 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The 1960 M9.5 event in southern Chile is so far the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world.


  • 40km (25mi) W of Ovalle, Chile
  • 64km (40mi) W of Monte Patria, Chile
  • 79km (49mi) SSW of Coquimbo, Chile
  • 87km (54mi) SSW of La Serena, Chile
  • 326km (203mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

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Strong Earthquake Strikes SW of Ovalle, Chile

Posted by feww on November 7, 2015

Two significant earthquakes strike Peru-Chile Trench

M 6.8 – 47km SW of Ovalle, Chile

Location: 30.905°S, 71.546°W
Depth: 37.6 km
Time: 2015-11-07 07:31:43 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 47km (29mi) SW of Ovalle, Chile
  • 61km (38mi) WSW of Monte Patria, Chile
  • 88km (55mi) NNW of Illapel, Chile
  • 107km (66mi) S of Coquimbo, Chile
  • 295km (183mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

M 6.2 – 107km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile

Location: 29.454°S, 72.290°W
Depth: 12.0 km
Time: 2015-11-07 07:04:31 UTC

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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Significant Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Chile Coast

Posted by feww on September 19, 2015

M6.2 aftershock latest to strike coastal Chile

Centered at 32.334°S, 72.091°W the aftershock occurred at a depth 10.6 km, reported USGS/EHP.

More than 100 aftershocks measuring ≥4.5Mw have occurred since an 8.3Mw earthquake struck coastal Chile on September 16.

Significant Aftershocks

M6.2, 82km W of La Ligua, Chile 2015-09-19 12:52:19 UTC 10.6 km
M6.1, 69km SW of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-19 09:07:08 UTC 23.2 km
M6.3, 90km NW of Valparaiso, Chile 2015-09-18 09:10:44 UTC 8.7 km
M6.7, 53km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 04:10:30 UTC 30.1 km
M6.5, 54km S of Ovalle, Chile 2015-09-17 03:55:06 UTC 35.0 km
M6.4, 64km NW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-17 01:41:09 UTC 35.0 km
M7.0, 25km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:18:42 UTC 30.9 km
M6.2, 70km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:16:05 UTC 10.0 km
M6.1, 44km WSW of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 23:03:56 UTC 10.0 km
M6.4, 58km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:59:13 UTC 22.0 km
M8.3, 46km W of Illapel, Chile 2015-09-16 22:54:33 UTC 25.0km

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