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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Friday, 18 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - NW of Valparaiso, Chile on Friday, 18 September 2015

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake: Near Coast of Central Chile, 16 Sep 2015 22:54, which had occurred 1 day 10 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - NW of Valparaiso, Chile on Friday, 18 September 2015
18 Sep 10:17 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 1 hour 6 minutes.
Sep 21 00:17: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 9.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 18 September 2015 09:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.408°S / 72.235°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) NW of Valparaíso (pop: 282,400)
94 km (58 mi) NW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600)
94 km (59 mi) W of La Ligua (pop: 24,900)
103 km (64 mi) NW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300)
104 km (65 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100)
189 km (117 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 18 Sep 09:10 UTCM 6.3 / 9 kmNW of Valparaiso, ChileGeoAu
Fri, 18 Sep 09:10 UTCM 6.0 / 33 km58 Km Al O De Los VilosGUG (U. Chile)

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Santiago / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very short one.
Mexicali / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: NW of Valparaiso, Chile, 18 Sep 2015 09:10

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (307 quakes):
  • 15 Mar 2016 09:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    12.3 km (7.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Mar 2016 10:26 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40.4 km (25.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Mar 2016 01:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    25.1 km (15.6 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Mar 2016 17:24 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    37.7 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 09 Mar 2016 17:59 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 03:25 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 02:45 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    34.2 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 02:03 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 01:41 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    30.9 km (19.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 15:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25.5 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 15:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2016 01:44 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2016 01:47 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Feb 2016 21:38 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    31.1 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Feb 2016 11:55 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    34.2 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Feb 2016 08:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - NW of Valparaiso, Chile on Friday, 18 September 2015

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