Moderate 4.2 quake hits near La Ligua, Petorca Province, Valparaiso, Chile

Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 09:46
09:46 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.2 quake 16 Sep 4:28 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 16 Sep 4:28 am (GMT -5)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near La Ligua, Petorca Province, Valparaiso, Chile.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 4:28 am local time at a shallow depth of 29 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Ligua (pop. 24,900) located 93 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 4:28 am (GMT -5) local time (16 Sep 2021 09:28 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.13°S / 72.14°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Primary data source: EMSC

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