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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Monday, 21 September 2015
Sep 21 17:49: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Mon, 21 Sep 17:39:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.74°S / 71.41°W
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (247 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 21 Sep
Mon, 21 Sep 17:40 UTCM 6.6 / 34 km6.6 COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 21 Sep 17:39 UTCM 6.7 / 13 km17 km al N de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 21 Sep 17:40 UTCM 6.6 / 34 kmSW of Illapel, Chile[Map]GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
La Serena, Chile / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Movimiento sísmico brusco y sostenido de menos a más de forma horizontal en forma de olas.
Rancagua (278.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
La Serena (202.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Rancagua (278.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santiago (201.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Coquimbo, Chile / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Crowne Plaza Hotel Santiago Chile (202.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Did not immediately realise what it was. On 18th floor of hotel. Minor swinging of mirrors and hanging fittings. More alarming was sound of creaking from windows. Lasted about 40 seconds to a minute
Santiago de Chile / MMI III (Weak shaking)
rancagua, chile (278 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): it was just a short event .. the earth moved twice ..
Providencia (Chile) (210 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Si slowly (via EMSC)
(Chile) (208 km S from epicenter)(no details): Otro más (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (207 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Piso 12 fuerte primero sacudido despues vaiven (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (207 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Si piso 12 avise antes. Fuerte movimiento y bslaceo de cortinas y lamparas (via EMSC)
Valparaíso (Chile) (150 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (144 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio fuerte en viña (via EMSC)
Quintero (Chile) (121 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sigue temblando...las réplicas se sienten muy a menudo. Tranquilidad y preparación. (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Argentina) (693 km E from epicenter)(no details): En Córdoba Argentina , en un piso 10 el edificio bailó un poco (via EMSC)
San Juan (Argentina) (277 km E from epicenter)(no details): Leve, de corta duración, se aprecia movimiento en colgantes y puertas, No hay daños. Mi ubicación es, San Juan Argentina. (via EMSC)
Ñuñoa (Chile) (210 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Es el tercer sismo sobre grado 6 en este d (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (207 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was on the 2nd floor, just felt a bit of trembling. Some of the neighbours stepped into the hallway to talk it over, but I didn't bother. I don't think anyone actually went outside. (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (201 km N from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento de vaivén, en un momento se sentia fuerte, duracion aproximada de 1 minuto, movimiento de las caracteristicas pero no de la intensidad del terremoto 8.3. La mayoria de las replicas han sido sin sonido (via EMSC)
Concón (Chile) (135 km S from epicenter)(no details): Another of many aftershock/quakes. My son was trying to open our front door when it hit. He initially thought there was a problem with the door. By the time he got it open the strong part hit and he stepped back outside until it was (via EMSC)
Puente Alto (Chile) (223 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was an horizontal movement and the electrical wires were moving in the lamp post. (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (207 km S from epicenter)(no details): Forte secousse a Santiago du Chili (via EMSC)
(Argentina) (220 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Se tambaleo la ruta (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (210 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 7 seconds (via EMSC)
(Chile) (208 km S from epicenter)(no details): Vertical y luego más intenso (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (208 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt it pretty strong (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (208 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio fuerte en el piso 8 en santiago. (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (207 km S from epicenter)(no details): estoi en un 3¤ piso, se sintio muy fuerte. (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (198 km N from epicenter)(no details): fairly strong and long lasting. (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (191 km N from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento horizontal muy brusco (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (149 km S from epicenter)(no details): Pueden ser movimientos nuevos o replicas del temblor fuerte del miércoles 16. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 21 Sep 18:36 UTCM 6.1 / 10 km - [info] (317 km)Near Coast of Central Chile
[Map]
GFZ
valparaiso / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tue, 22 Sep
Tue, 22 Sep 07:12 UTCM 6.1 / 44 km - [info] (248 km)Near Coast of Central Chile
[Map]
GFZ
Quito, ecuador / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
(Chile) (228 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue un tanto fuerte. (via EMSC)
quilpue (184.9 km S from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I woke up and it was quite shaking .. I guess it lasted about 5-7 seconds
(Chile) (228 km S from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento telúrico fuerte pero sin mayores problemas nidaños (via EMSC)
(Chile) (228 km S from epicenter)(no details): Vivo en el último piso de mi condominio (23) mucho movimiento, ya acostumbrados. (via EMSC)
Santiago / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Santiago (224.7 km S from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up, but back to sleeping again.
San Juan (Argentina) (247 km E from epicenter)(no details): Temblor (via EMSC)
(Chile) (231 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
(Chile) (231 km S from epicenter)(no details): I was asleep and it woke me up. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sat, 26 Sep
Sat, 26 Sep 02:51 UTCM 6.4 / 34 km - [info] (339 km)Near Coast of Central Chile
[Map]
GFZ
Río Cuarto (Argentina) (701 km E from epicenter)(no details): I fell in Rio Cuarto Cordoba, In a 7th Floor (via EMSC)
(Chile) (300 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sweep St step 24 (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (299 km S from epicenter)(no details): Mild shaking, 30 seconds or more (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (297 km S from epicenter)(no details): Building shaking for about 30 seconds or so (via EMSC)
San Juan (Argentina) (272 km E from epicenter)(no details): Can be felt but not as strong as before (via EMSC)
San Juan (Argentina) (271 km E from epicenter)(no details): Temblor largo (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (98 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte sismo duracion 1 minuto aproximadamente (via EMSC)
La Florida (Chile) (307 km S from epicenter)(no details): What time did this happen? We are on the 13th floor.and I have felt everything but somehow missed this. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (295 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt a lot of shaking and it went on for about 30 seconds. It felt just like the first 30 seconds of the 8.4m last week (via EMSC)
Mendoza / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Read all reports
Sat, 7 Nov
Sat, 7 Nov 07:31 UTCM 6.7 / 42 km - [info] (319 km)Near Coast of Central Chile[Map]GFZ
Fri, 25 Dec (7 earthquakes)
Fri, 25 Dec 01:51 UTCM 3.3 / 36.6 km - [info] (232 km)38 km al SO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 02:23 UTCM 3.6 / 27.4 km - [info] (216 km)51 km al O de La Ligua[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 02:39 UTCM 3.6 / 26.7 km - [info] (283 km)28 km al O de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 04:02 UTCM 3.7 / 34.6 km - [info] (225 km)65 km al O de La Ligua[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 09:19 UTCM 3.9 / 36.3 km - [info] (271 km)43 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 20:11 UTCM 4.1 / 41.9 km - [info] (249 km)77 km al SO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 25 Dec 21:46 UTCM 3.1 / 36.2 km - [info] (249 km)74 km al SO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec (14 earthquakes)
Sat, 26 Dec 00:16 UTCM 3.3 / 38.6 km - [info] (279 km)43 km al SO de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 10:42 UTCM 3.9 / 38.2 km - [info] (260 km)16 km al S de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 13:34 UTCM 3.7 / 70 km - [info] (325 km)COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Dec 13:53 UTCM 3.5 / 33 km - [info] (320 km)34 km al O de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 17:58 UTCM 5.1 / 30 km - [info] (265 km)Near Coast of Central Chile[Map]GFZ
Sat, 26 Dec 17:59 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (271 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Dec 18:53 UTCM 4.2 / 60 km - [info] (280 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 26 Dec 20:43 UTCM 3.7 / 40 km - [info] (273 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Dec 21:53 UTCM 3.0 / 39.1 km - [info] (274 km)46 km al O de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 21:56 UTCM 3.0 / 20.7 km - [info] (275 km)56 km al O de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 22:10 UTCM 3.2 / 42.3 km - [info] (274 km)52 km al O de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 23:11 UTCM 3.1 / 38 km - [info] (259 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 26 Dec 23:31 UTCM 3.4 / 42.2 km - [info] (280 km)56 km al O de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 26 Dec 23:50 UTCM 3.8 / 39 km - [info] (275 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec (16 earthquakes)
Sun, 27 Dec 03:37 UTCM 3.6 / 40 km - [info] (275 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 03:50 UTCM 3.4 / 40 km - [info] (278 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 05:09 UTCM 2.7 / 28 km - [info] (275 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 06:28 UTCM 2.8 / 37.2 km - [info] (269 km)39 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 08:17 UTCM 3.1 / 38.2 km - [info] (272 km)43 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 08:22 UTCM 3.0 / 38.5 km - [info] (278 km)50 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 08:52 UTCM 2.9 / 34 km - [info] (279 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 10:57 UTCM 4.1 / 41.8 km - [info] (282 km)54 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 11:14 UTCM 3.0 / 38 km - [info] (281 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 12:25 UTCM 2.8 / 30.6 km - [info] (235 km)65 km al SO de Los Vilos
[Map]
GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 13:40 UTCM 2.9 / 33 km - [info] (280 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Sun, 27 Dec 15:05 UTCM 3.0 / 13.5 km - [info] (238 km)57 km al SO de Los Vilos
[Map]
GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 16:12 UTCM 3.0 / 37.6 km - [info] (255 km)29 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 18:31 UTCM 3.3 / 56.2 km - [info] (310 km)15 km al SO de Punitaqui[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 19:21 UTCM 3.0 / 49.7 km - [info] (275 km)47 km al NO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Sun, 27 Dec 23:47 UTCM 4.4 / 40 km - [info] (251 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 28 Dec
Mon, 28 Dec 02:23 UTCM 3.1 / 35 km - [info] (385 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Mon, 28 Dec 07:25 UTCM 4.2 / 117.1 km - [info] (212 km)22 km al N de Mina Los Pelambres[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 28 Dec 19:12 UTCM 3.5 / 34.2 km - [info] (301 km)34 km al O de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Tue, 29 Dec
Tue, 29 Dec 04:08 UTCM 3.2 / 38 km - [info] (292 km)OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Tue, 29 Dec 07:14 UTCM 2.8 / 36 km - [info] (213 km)OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Tue, 29 Dec 10:55 UTCM 2.9 / 72 km - [info] (278 km)COQUIMBO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Tue, 29 Dec 23:40 UTCM 2.7 / 29 km - [info] (216 km)OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE[Map]EMSC
Wed, 30 Dec
Wed, 30 Dec 00:54 UTCM 3.1 / 37.3 km - [info] (236 km)19 km al SO de Los Vilos[Map]GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 30 Dec 03:50 UTCM 3.1 / 18.3 km - [info] (308 km)36 km al NO de Canela Baja[Map]GUG (U. Chile)

 

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