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Significant magnitude 6.5 earthquake 172 km northwest of Talca, Chile
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 01:1401:14 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported early evening near the town of Constitución, Chile.
6.5 quake 21 Nov 7:54 pm (GMT -5)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 7.54 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Constitución (pop. 37,900) located 112 km from the epicenter, and Los Navegantes (pop. 200) 114 km away.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Santa Cruz (pop. 33,300) located 171 km from the epicenter, Talca (pop. 197,500) 172 km away, Cauquenes (pop. 31,400) 175 km away, San Javier (pop. 22,400) 177 km away, San Antonio (pop. 85,700) 185 km away, and Curicó (pop. 102,400) 187 km away.
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Date & time: Sun, 22 Nov 00:54 UTC
Depth: 44.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.702°S / 72.915°W
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)