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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Sep 16 23:02: Magnitude recalculated from 7.7 to 7.8.
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 22:54 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.55°S / 71.54°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (281 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^16 J (8784 GWh / 7.6*10^6 tons of TNT / 472.4 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Sep 2015
Wed, 16 Sep 22:54 UTCM 7.7 / 10 km7.7 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
Wed, 16 Sep 22:54 UTCM 8.3 / 25 kmW of Illapel, ChileGeoAu
Wed, 16 Sep 22:54 UTCM 6.8 / 3.1 km32 km al SO de Canela BajaGUG (U. Chile)

"I felt it" reports:
Valparaiso / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Very bad one. Tsunami alarm, it was frightening!
El dorado springs, Mo USA (7264.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Both my wife and I were walking down the hallway when we both felt off-balance and lost our equilibrium and had to steady ourselves. I felt nauseous and we both had to lie down for a bit. Checked the time and then this website, saw the quake and computed the UTC time to our equivalent time in this location and it was 2-3 minutes after recorded time that we felt it here.
34232 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was sitting at a restaurant on pilings and felt a mild shake.
La Serena (182 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was like standing on a boat, everything was moving in different directions. You could her car alarms go off and things falling and breaking in the houses. It got all dark and the shaking kept on going for quite a while.
montivideo, uruguay (1477.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was sitting in a desk chair on the 17th floor of a hotel in Montivideo. My upper body involuntarily begun to sway sideways about 2 inches. Nothing else shook, nothing else felt, and no noise. I stopped my self from shaking, and it started up slowly again for a few additional seconds. Is this normal to feel this from 1,200 miles away?
alfred / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santiago, Lastarrias (226.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
santiago (224.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Parana Entre Rios / MMI III (Weak shaking): Leve movimiento de lamparas y artefactos colgantes en la casa,y personalmente senti un mareo o malestar.
olmue (226.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Hotel W Santiago (225.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Santiago / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Santiago de Chile / MMI VI (Strong shaking): More than one minute strong shaking with some lighter replicas afterwards.
la serena / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
linares / MMI IV (Light shaking): it lasted about 2 mins but the aftershocks are continuing.we have had about 10 so far.
Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentine / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
rosario pcia santa fe rep argentina / MMI III (Weak shaking): oscilaban los colgantes y los ventiladores en el centro de la ciudad.. la gente de los edificios salió a la calle.mi primo en chilesito la rioja salio a la calle ,fue muy largo.... mi sobrino en mendoza capital se le movia el auto solo y la gente estaba toda en la calle..se sintio fuerte
Fiambala / MMI VI (Strong shaking): it was difficult to stand, even beds with rockbase were shaking
santiago chile (185.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): my fiance was in santiago.. scared the hell outta her . stopped all traffic everyone was outside she said it was very very strong
san miguel, santiago (232.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Las Condes / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Nunoa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nunoa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nunoa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santiago del Estero (818.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Nunoa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santiago del Estero (818.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1267.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
concon (153.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
olmue (226.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): very long shaking 2-3 min.
Rosario, Argentina / MMI III (Weak shaking): Es horrible. En un punto senti una sensación fea en el pecho. Las luces tambaleaban de manera débil sin presencia de viento. Uno se mareaba cuando estaba parado.
Huasco / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Santa Cruz / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Extense
Santiago, Chile (225.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Lots of swaying in our apartment building and furniture still rattling with the aftershocks!
Santa Cruz / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Santa Cruz / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Santa Cruz / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Martinez, Buenos Aires (1258.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Martinez, Buenos Aires (1258.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Martinez, Buenos Aires (1258.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mendoza, Argentina / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong shaking, people going outside. Lamps, fixtures shaking/falling.
ramos mejia, near buenos aires (1255.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I live in the 9th floor of an antiseismic building. I shook, celing lamps shook. several tremors that lasted 3 - 4 minutes, maybe more
cordoba argentina / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago (226.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
concepcion (598.3 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ñuñoa / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Providencia, Santiago / MMI IV (Light shaking): .
Los Angeles (661 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Valparaíso, Chile / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Maipu (229.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago, chile (222.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): very Longwave, as a roller coaster
Las condes santiago / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Coquimbo (Chile) (178 km N from epicenter)(no details): This was a big one it shake for long time i was very much frightned (via EMSC)
Godoy Cruz (Argentina) (302 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Fue sentido y dificulto el caminar en algún momento . hubo caída fe objetos liviano como adornos. (via EMSC)
Vitacura (Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was on a 7th floor. It was moving a lot for more than a minute. Lots of aftershocks. There were no damage either for office or to private house. (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (185 km N from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte movimiento, empezó sin ruido, solo movimiento, cada segundo mas fuerte, los autos se movian fuertemente, las plantas en el jardin se movian mucho, ventanas temblaban, era dificil mantenerse en pie, se sentia como balanceo en diferentes direcciones. Antes de que terminara el terremoto se cortó la energia electrica (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina) (702 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se generó movimiento en elagua de la piscina desbordandose un poco. (via EMSC)
Valdivia (Chile) (927 km S from epicenter)(no details): Government alerts going out saying there is a Tsunami me warning (via EMSC)
Concepcion (Chile) (598 km S from epicenter)(no details): Mercalli 5.0 (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (227 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte......2 minutos .... (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Había vuelto con mi familia de una celebración del aniversario patrio en la escuela de mis hijos. Estaba reparando un artefacto electrónico cuando comenzó el movimiento; vivo en un segundo piso de departamentos; el movimiento fue de oeste a este, y se incrementó. Mis vecinos estaban aterrados y gritaban. Nos reunimos todos a la entrada del departamento y esperamos a que terminara de temblar. Dos veces tuvimos que vivir esta situación, lo que coincidió con las dos magnitudes más altas percibidas en Coquimbo: 8,2 & 7,0 Richter. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Evacuated the building, lasted a few minutes (via EMSC)
(Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The communications and lights didn't went out... (via EMSC)
(Argentina) (813 km E from epicenter)(no details): Las luces se movieron. Pero fue muy suave (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina) (706 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte y prolongado (via EMSC)
São Paulo (Brazil) (2621 km E from epicenter)(no details): Here in Brazil we felt it, little moviments. (via EMSC)
Asuncion (Paraguay) (1541 km NE from epicenter)(no details): We felt al the 7th floor of a building. (via EMSC)
Lanús Oeste (Argentina) (1280 km E from epicenter)(no details): the movement make us sick. (via EMSC)
Funes (Argentina) (1028 km E from epicenter)(no details): primer vez, preocupante. (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina) (705 km E from epicenter)(no details): duró alrededor de un minuto. réplica más suave y corta hace minutos (20.25 utc -3) (via EMSC)
Concepción (Chile) (598 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte. 9piso (via EMSC)
Talcahuano (Chile) (588 km S from epicenter)(no details): Dichato se retiró el mar (via EMSC)
Maipú (Argentina) (309 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Oscillatory, long and persistent (via EMSC)
Mendoza (Argentina) (299 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Fue bastante fuerte y sobretodo eterno (muy largo!). Parecia no terminar nunca. Esperemos que los vecinos chilenos esten bien! (via EMSC)
(Chile) (274 km S from epicenter)(no details): Too strong (via EMSC)
Penaflor (Chile) (235 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte, largo. Puerta de salida de la casa trabada, mucho ruido, Caída de objetos y dificultad para mantenerse en pie. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Strong and long quake. Increased during the event, lasted for at least 2 minutes. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Swaying, shaking was very strong & lasted for about 5 minutes. Still feeling effects of aftershocks 3hrs after initial 8.4 quake (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 2 minutes of swaying everything. Computers, Lamps, Tables, Doors and Sliding doors, and every car alarm in the area went off. A bit nauseating after so long. The sounds of all the windows and most of the floor boards creaking let us know to sprint down 15 flights of stairs to safety after all was quiet (except our poor scared dog), after which we waited in a park to wait them rough then after shock, which, not-shockingly, was slightly lest drastic and half as short in length. About a minute. (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Very strong, a couple of things fell from the shelves. Lasted for 2 minutes, loads of aftershocks (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Holy shit (via EMSC)
Lo Barnechea (Chile) (223 km SE from epicenter)(no details): un balanceo que disminuye o aumenta, continúa, sin ruidos que provienen de la tierra como en otras ocasiones. Efecto de movimiento y no de rugido. (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (181 km N from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte y largo ...el mar ingreso al centro de la ciudad ....desde lo alto podía ver las olas que tardaron una hora en llegar. (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (180 km N from epicenter)(no details): Stay clear of the coast evacuate to high ground alejarse de la costa ir hacia zonas seguras(altas) (via EMSC)
(Chile) (162 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy muy largo (via EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile) (161 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue un largo vaivén, no se detenía. Los postes de luz y semáforos se movían mucho. No fue sacudido como otras veces, fue fuerte y constante va y viene. Centro de Valparaiso, a los 10 minutos comenzaron a sonar las alarmas de tsunami de la ciudad y de los celulares, fue caótico el regreso a casa, mucha gente asustada y corriendo rápido en vehículo. (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (160 km S from epicenter)(no details): From Minnesota where we don't have earthquakes visiting Chile. The 17 story building we are in swayed for at least a minute. It continues to sway with each aftershock. (via EMSC)
Con Con (Chile) (152 km S from epicenter)(no details): I was at a busy veterinarian clinic in an old wooden building. Most people calmly went out to the street while things were falling and breaking inside. This one lasted a very long time and the aftershocks seem stronger than the big one in 2010. I was impressed by the overall calmness of most people. Just a few people outside kind of panicked. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (145 km S from epicenter)(no details): Lots of shaking. Went on for several minutes. (via EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile) (886 km N from epicenter)(no details): se noto enseguida que venia de lejos porque era un movimiento como de barco llegue a marearme sentado delante del pc porque fue mucho el va y ven la lampara colgante hasta el momento sigue con movimiento (via EMSC)
Rancagua (Chile) (301 km S from epicenter)(no details): Continue (via EMSC)
Mendoza (Argentina) (298 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento tipo "ondas" y todo el tiempo que duró (se percibió muy largo la sensación de más de 2 minutos) hubieron al menos dos picos con mayor fuerza. (via EMSC)
Rivadavia (Argentina) (283 km E from epicenter)(no details): Difficult to stand. (via EMSC)
Farellones (Chile) (230 km SE from epicenter)(no details): In contrast to other earthquakes, which are regular in Santiago, this one felt very irregular and aperiodic. It lasted long as well, continuously going into aftershocks. (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Very long in duration, had its peaks during the event. The aftershocks are still coming in 10 minutes after the quake. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted more than 5 minutes (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (226 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Swimming pool water swayed off the pool (8 mts long x 4 mts wide). 2 full wave lengths within the pool length (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (225 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Huge one. The building was trembling like a boat. (via EMSC)
Pudahuel (Chile) (220 km S from epicenter)(no details): I felt the eartqueak very strong in santiago of chile (via EMSC)
(Chile) (186 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte casablanca valparaiso (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (160 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was very long two minutes at least, and followed by teo replicas now (via EMSC)
Quillota (Chile) (149 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte y muy largo (via EMSC)

 

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