Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 12:52 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake Choapa, 36 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 September 2015 22:54 GMT, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 12:52 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Sep 12:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Sep 19 13:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: 19 Sep 2015 12:52:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.31°S / 71.8°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) WNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.010 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 6.327 km59 km al SO de Los VilosGUG (U. Chile)
M 6.211 kmW of La Ligua, ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (8)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Zapallar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Córdoba (Argentina, 730 km E of epicenter) : Estoy En Un Piso 15. Se Movieron Lamparas Y Puertas. (reported through EMSC)
Con Con (Chile, 81 km SE of epicenter) : Strong move wave and. Long (reported through EMSC)
San Bernardo (Chile, 186 km SE of epicenter) : no senti nada (reported through EMSC)
Penaflor (Chile, 176 km SE of epicenter) : Me despertó. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 175 km SE of epicenter) : Wake me up (reported through EMSC)
Maipú (Chile, 172 km SE of epicenter) : Leve y breve movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile, 87 km S of epicenter) : No lo sentí, me enteré por la radio. (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, 19 September 2015 12:52 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (369 quakes):
  • 17 Mar 2016 12:43 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    55.1 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Mar 2016 18:36 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15.7 km (9.8 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Mar 2016 09:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    12.3 km (7.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Mar 2016 13:31 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Mar 2016 10:26 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    40.4 km (25.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Mar 2016 01:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    25.1 km (15.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Mar 2016 17:24 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    37.7 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 10 Mar 2016 13:07 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Mar 2016 17:59 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 03:25 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 02:45 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    34.2 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 02:03 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Mar 2016 01:41 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    30.9 km (19.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Mar 2016 21:44 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 15:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25.5 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 15:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 12:52 (GMT)

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: