Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 60 km northwest of Santiago, Chile
Sun, 23 May 2021, 22:1622:16 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the afternoon on Sunday 23 May 2021 at 5:59 pm local time near Santiago, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
4.6 quake 23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 53 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Villa Alemana (pop. 97,300) located 34 km from the epicenter, Quilpue (pop. 130,300) 36 km away, Lampa (pop. 29,300) 38 km away, Melipilla (pop. 63,100) 39 km away, San Antonio (pop. 85,700) 42 km away, Viña del Mar (pop. 294,600) 43 km away, Peñaflor (pop. 65,500) 48 km away, and Talagante (pop. 51,800) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santiago (pop. 4,837,300) located 60 km from the epicenter, and Puente Alto (pop. 510,400) 72 km away.
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Date & time: 23 May 5:59 pm (GMT -4) local time (23 May 2021 21:59 GMT)
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.34°S / 71.28°W (Provincia de Melipilla, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile)
Primary data source: GFZ
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