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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near Curanilahue, Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile

Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 02:43
02:43 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
6.2 quake 12 Nov 11:24 pm (GMT -3)
6.2 quake 12 Nov 11:24 pm (GMT -3)
A shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Curanilahue, Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 11:24 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 6.2 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure.
Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Lebu (pop. 22,300) located 24 km from the epicenter, Arauco (pop. 24,700) 30 km away, Cañete (pop. 20,200) 34 km away, Lota (pop. 49,800) 51 km away, and Coronel (pop. 92,900) 57 km away.

In Concepcion (pop. 215,400) located 82 km from the epicenter, Concepcion (pop. 215,400) 82 km away, and Talcahuano (pop. 253,000) 90 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Date & time: Nov 12, 2022 11:24 pm (GMT -3) local time (13 Nov 2022 02:24 GMT)
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.5°S / 73.42°W (Arauco Province, Region del Biobio, Chile)
Primary data source: GFZ

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Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 02:40

Significant magnitude 6.2 earthquake 12 km southwest of Curanilahue, Chile

6.2 quake 12 Nov 11:24 pm (GMT -3)
Chile was shaken near Curanilahue, Arauco, Region del Biobio, by an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 only 15 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported. ... Read all
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