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Significant 5.1 quake hits near San Antonio, San Antonio Province, Valparaiso, Chile

Mon, 19 Apr 2021, 04:31
04:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.1 quake 19 Apr 12:11 am (GMT -4)
5.1 quake 19 Apr 12:11 am (GMT -4)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near San Antonio, San Antonio Province, Valparaiso, Chile, was reported only 10 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Monday 19 April 2021 at 12:11 am local time. 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 Los Navegantes (pop. 230) located 52 km from the epicenter, San Antonio (pop. 85,700) 80 km away, Cartagena (pop. 16,900) 83 km away, Melipilla (pop. 63,100) 108 km away, and Valparaiso (pop. 282,400) 126 km away.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 19 Apr 12:11 am (GMT -4) local time (19 Apr 2021 04:11 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.01°S / 72.32°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Primary data source: GFZ

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