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

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 19 December 2015
Dec 19 20:18: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 December 2015 19:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.63°S / 71.06°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (330 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Dec 2015
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 44 kmCOQUIMBO, CHILEEMSC
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 49.5 km11 km al O de OvalleGUG (U. Chile)
Sat, 19 Dec 19:25 UTCM 5.8 / 46.4 km- 16km WSW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Sheraton Santiago (313.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rolling motion for a few seconds (via app)
Santiago (314.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Very strong, much panic and noise (via app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Very strong, much panic and noise (via app)
shopping center (82.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Very strong, much noise and panic (via app)
Copiapó (368.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Ovalle (Chile) (1 km E from epicenter)(no details): Quite strong, there was a small crack in the floor outside my house.A bit worried about what was going to happen next but I am used to earthquakes, there the norm. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (320 km S from epicenter)(no details): My girlfriend and I were on the rooftop pool on the 16th floor of our building when she noticed she was having trouble standing up and decided to sit down. She called me over and poolside and I sat down beside her and could obviously feel the building moving almost side to side. I thought it was just the wind at first which can shift taller buildings, but then the swaying stopped. Winds blew a little more but the building didn't shift. That's when we realized it was a small earthquake. 30 minutes later we went down to our room and searched the internet to see if there were any earthquakes near the city of Santiago, and sure enough there was one approximately 320km to the north!! We were shocked and a little excited that we got to feel our first earthquakes!! (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (323 km S from epicenter)(no details): Very short but made things move. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (321 km S from epicenter)(no details): Just a little shaking.. About 20 seconds long. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (320 km S from epicenter)(no details): sentado afuera en el pastosolo movimiento sin ruidovarios segundos despues todavia se notaba el movimiento por el liquido en los vasos (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (279 km S from epicenter)(no details): Los maceteros que cuelgan se movieron de manera muy suave y como vaiven (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (74 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte.. (via EMSC)
San Bernardo (Chile) (342 km S from epicenter)(no details): Largo, intenso, sin ruido... (via EMSC)
(Chile) (325 km S from epicenter)(no details): I filled out a similar form online prior to this report. As I said then, I felt the typical shaking (I used to live in northern California) and saw lampshade fringe swaying. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (322 km S from epicenter)(no details): immediate uneasiness. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (319 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estaba en el pasto y se sintio fuerte a pesar de la distancia (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (72 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Empezo con un fuerte ruido subterraneo que duro aproximadamente 10 segundos, seguido por un movimiento largo y fuerte que duro alrededor de 15 segundos y luego lentamente empezo a decaer el sismo (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento ondulatoro. Muy largo (via EMSC)
Ovalle (Chile) (5 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sismo Muy Violento y Corto, movimiento Horizontal , gente Llorando y desesperada . (via EMSC)
Peñaflor (Chile) (329 km S from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento largo y mediana intensidad (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (315 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estoy en un edificio piso 13 y duro algo así como unos 10 seg pero no se movió nada excepto la cama (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (82 km NW from epicenter)(no details): noisy, strong and long. (via EMSC)
La Serena (Chile) (80 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Largo ruido previo (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (78 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very long and strong (via EMSC)

 

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