Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaíso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 20:3120:31 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 17 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaíso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 4:13 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 21 km below the surface.
4.9 quake 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Cartagena (pop. 16,900) located 23 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Antonio (pop. 85,700) located 28 km from the epicenter, Valparaiso (pop. 282,400) 35 km away, Viña del Mar (pop. 294,600) 38 km away, Quilpue (pop. 130,300) 40 km away, Villa Alemana (pop. 97,300) 44 km away, Melipilla (pop. 63,100) 57 km away, Quillota (pop. 67,800) 65 km away, Santiago (pop. 4,837,300) 96 km away, and Puente Alto (pop. 510,400) 106 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Jun 2021 20:13 GMT
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.35°S / 71.67°W (Chile)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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