Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 66 km northwest of Tomé, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 18:27 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 66 km northwest of Tomé, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 18:27 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

18 Mar 18:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 18 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Mar 2015 18:27:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.07°S / 73.24°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Nevados de Chillán (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Tomé (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNW of Penco (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Cauquenes (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NNW of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) N of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.120 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
6.22 kmOFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILEEMSC
6.210 km82km NNW of Talcahuano, ChileUSGS
6.323 km121 km al O de CobquecuraGUG (U. Chile)
6.210 kmNW of Talcahuano, ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (12)

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Concepcion, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Coliumo Tome / Light shaking (MMI IV) : light shanking but lasted a long time no damage unlike the last big one.  
Coliumo Tome / Light shaking (MMI IV) : light shanking but lasted a long time no damage unlike the last big one.  
chillan, Condo Building (118.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : scary, still shaken up,  
concepción / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
concepcion (85.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Concepcion (Chile, 93 km SE of epicenter) : El depto se muvio fuerte, 9piso.Muchos otros simsos, más pequeños, después el primero (reported through EMSC)  
Temuco (Chile, 300 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió como un paso de un auto, pero si se sintió un cosquilleo en los pies. (reported through EMSC)  
Penco (Chile, 79 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte se movio el piso (reported through EMSC)  
Concepcion (Chile, 96 km S of epicenter) : Aprox 6 (reported through EMSC)  
Tomé (Chile, 79 km SE of epicenter) : The walls were shaking and we left the building. But nothing really happened. (reported through EMSC)  
Tomé (Chile, 79 km SE of epicenter) : there were more than one, there were about 5, but the 1st one was the strongest (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (67 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2015 21:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2015 22:09 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2015 12:04 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33.7 km (20.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Jul 2015 11:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jul 2015 07:01 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    22.3 km (13.9 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Jul 2015 16:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jun 2015 23:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 18:54 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    24.9 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 14:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 05:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 03:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2015 02:10 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 53 km northwest of Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Saturday, 20 June 2015 at 02:10 (GMT)
  • 25 May 2015 10:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Apr 2015 04:13 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 18:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    32.2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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