Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Off Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 205 km northwest of Сантьяго, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 05:39 (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 4 days earlier.
Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 205 km northwest of Сантьяго, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 05:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Sep 05:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Sep 2015 05:39:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.72°S / 72.66°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (64 mi) WNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) WNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) W of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) WNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) WNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.210 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 6.210 km6.2 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILEEMSC
M 6.241 km27 km al NO de Los VilosGUG (U. Chile)
M 6.315 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (29)

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Santiago de Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 13th floor. Wake up. Heavy Sharing. Look for a new Apartment at ground Level. After the 8,4 Earthquake i am to schockd.
Santiago (196.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Scary. Everyone felt it.
La Reina, Santiago / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Macul / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Mendoza, Argentina / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : we were already in bed when we did hear a strange sound. Some woods were cracking. We did not feel it at the first moment but when we did swich on the light the lamps on the sealing were moving
Córdoba Argentina / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cordoba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
santiago de chile (205.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puente Alto (Chile, 246 km SE of epicenter) : 3th floor, soft tremor in Santiago (reported through EMSC)
San Bernardo (Chile, 241 km S of epicenter) : no senti nada..dormia profundamente. (reported through EMSC)
La Cisterna (Chile, 235 km S of epicenter) : Shaking woke me up from a sound sleep and felt like it lasted a while. Was not loud. Movement was smooth, not jarring (reported through EMSC)
Maipú (Chile, 227 km S of epicenter) : We Felt very strong (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 227 km SE of epicenter) : Santiago piso 12 fuerte movimiento vaiven con poco ruido de ventanales (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 226 km SE of epicenter) : Quite strong. Woke me up at 2:41. Building was cracking, doors were opening and closing. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 227 km SE of epicenter) : Movimiento suave pero notorio (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 227 km SE of epicenter) : Enough to wake me up. Deep rumbling, shaking side to side (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 164 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en valpo (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 164 km S of epicenter) : Feeling tremblings constantly through the day. Now one significantly strong. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 161 km S of epicenter) : My cousin is feeling them right now (reported through EMSC)
Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia, 1739 km NE of epicenter) : Cuanto tiempo duro?? (reported through EMSC)
Temuco (Chile, 803 km S of epicenter) : Very weak, but I felt it, Stay Strong Coquimbo ❤ (reported through EMSC)
Penaflor (Chile, 235 km S of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte, mucho ruido. Logró levantarme de la cama, mejor que un despertador. (reported through EMSC)
Mendoza (Argentina, 305 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió en un 5to piso en Mendoza (reported through EMSC)
Puente Alto (Chile, 253 km SE of epicenter) : Mostly subterranean sounds. (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 237 km SE of epicenter) : Was a bit weaker than the recent 8.4 magnitude quake that happened and a lot shorter in duration. (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 237 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up. Bed shook (reported through EMSC)
(Chile, 237 km SE of epicenter) : I woke up. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 237 km SE of epicenter) : Santiago las condes piso 12 fuerte sacudida con vaiven con muy poco ruido de ventanales (reported through EMSC)
Quilicura (Chile, 225 km S of epicenter) : Bastante largo. Movimiento horizontal sin mucho ruido previo (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 205 km northwest of Сантьяго, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, 21 September 2015 05:39 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (97 quakes):
  • 10 Mar 2016 06:35 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    20.1 km (12.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Feb 2016 17:16 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 13:28 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Dec 2015 01:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Dec 2015 22:56 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Dec 2015 12:25 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Dec 2015 21:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    36.2 km (22.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Dec 2015 20:11 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    41.9 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Dec 2015 04:02 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    34.6 km (21.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 23 Dec 2015 15:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    47.1 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 08 Dec 2015 06:59 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2015 00:54 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Dec 2015 09:12 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Nov 2015 14:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    35.9 km (22.3 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2015 17:41 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    37.2 km (23.1 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Nov 2015 09:35 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 205 km northwest of Сантьяго, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 05:39 (GMT)

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