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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Friday, 4 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Friday, 4 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Chile-Argentina Border Region on Friday, 4 November 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 89.0 to 84.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 79.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 76.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 76.0 to 73.0 km.
Nov 4 16:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 78.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 77.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 77.0 to 78.0 km.
Nov 4 16:58: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Date & time: Friday, 4 November 2016 16:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35°S / 70.83°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Planchón-Peteroa (35 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 4 Nov 2016
Fri, 4 Nov 16:20 UTCM 6.3 / 80 kmMAULE, CHILEEMSC
Fri, 4 Nov 16:20 UTCM 6.2 / 66 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
Fri, 4 Nov 16:20 UTCM 6.4 / 90.8 km- 25km ESE of Curico, ChileUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Siete Tazas / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(98.9 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estaba tomando cerveza y se me dio vuelta entera y al tratar de recojerla voté la tele y me pego en la pichula (via app)
(168 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Ciudad de La Ligua. (283.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): La percepción del sismo fué como cuando ocurre uno de grado 4 en escala de Richter y con una profundidad de 20 kms los cuales son comunes en esta zona de Chile.
/ MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San Clemente, Maule,Chile / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Se sintió bastante fuerte la sacudida, pense que aumentaría, pero solo fue eso, una sacudida fuerte, sin daños ni pérdida de servicios y conectividad.saludos
/ MMI IV (Light shaking)
/ MMI VI (Strong shaking)
/ MMI VI (Strong shaking): Se sintio un ruido muy fuerte el sismo
Santiago of Chile / MMI VI (Strong shaking): No comments
/ MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Santiago / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quilicura / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Quilpue, Chile / MMI IV (Light shaking): The tremor was felt for more than half a minute.
/ MMI VI (Strong shaking): Sismo de larga duración, al comienzo fue leve, pero al final se intensificó la magnitud.
/ MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Santiago / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
/ MMI VI (Strong shaking)
/ MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
(176.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Colina / MMI IV (Light shaking): It shook our house but nothing was broken that I can tell. We live about 25 kms north of Santiago, Chile.
/ MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chillán / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Rancagua / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago / MMI III (Weak shaking)
/ MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Viña del Mar / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Melipilla / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
el monte / MMI III (Weak shaking)
San Bernardo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Valparaíso / MMI IV (Light shaking)
/ MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(Chile) (702 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy suave (via EMSC)
Concepción (Chile) (274 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se cintio pero no fuerte (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (177 km N from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte en Santiago de Chile. 5-6 (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (176 km N from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió algoFuerte en el centro de Santiago (via EMSC)
Maipú (Chile) (166 km N from epicenter)(no details): Epicentro al este de curico, chile (via EMSC)
Puente Alto (Chile) (158 km N from epicenter)(no details): Not too bad here in Puente but I know that we will probably have a gnarly one this summer. (via EMSC)
Rahue (Chile) (897 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy largo. Demasiado (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (177 km N from epicenter)(no details): It's not damaging as you describe. We felt it, right. It sounded pretty loud, though it was just a shake, nothing down the floor. Chilean architecture is well prepared for 9 M, buildings, metro, schools and hospitals take well the shake and absorbes the movement waves. (via EMSC)
(Chile) (3 km E from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte. Demasiado largo. Mi casa tuvo daños. Han habido muchas réplicas. (via EMSC)
Ancud (Chile) (801 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy leve, pero bastante largo (via EMSC)
(Chile) (538 km N from epicenter)(no details): El sismo más fuerte que he sentido en los últimos meses. (via EMSC)
Puerto Montt (Chile) (737 km S from epicenter)(no details): Quite Strong shaking (via EMSC)
Puerto Montt (Chile) (737 km S from epicenter)(no details): Suave pero prolongado en Puerto Montt (via EMSC)
Hualpén (Chile) (284 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No lo sentí (via EMSC)
Chillán (Chile) (210 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Muy largo el temblor (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (180 km N from epicenter)(no details): Durante los últimos segundos observé en los objetos de mi mesa un movimiento de giro como un cono invertido. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (180 km N from epicenter)(no details): On the second floor of an old house this was very noticeable. 2 or 3 strong pulses too. (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (180 km N from epicenter)(no details): Lamps are swaying a bit (via EMSC)
La Reina (Chile) (178 km N from epicenter)(no details): Comenzó muy suave e imperceptible, pero fue subiendo intensidad y tan extenso en minutos que pensamos se venía otro super terremoto. Las puertas y ventanas se movieron y sonaron por largo rato. Imposible llamar por teléfono, sólo mensajería texto. Estoy en Santiago, zona precordillera. El epicentro fue casi a 200 kms de acá. (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (177 km N from epicenter)(no details): I'm on a basement (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (176 km N from epicenter)(no details): Small tremor, only lasting about 6 seconds. (via EMSC)
Penaflor (Chile) (158 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy largo, fuerte ruido, fuerte movimiento. (via EMSC)
Huepi (Chile) (65 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Very strong near Pelarco. Left the house for safety. Stuff falling off of shelves, animals freaking out. (via EMSC)
Santa Cruz (Chile) (64 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 1 minuto (via EMSC)
Temuco (Chile) (440 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt moderate Earthquake (via EMSC)
Coronel (Chile) (304 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Suave en Coronel. Con todos los servicios básicos funcionando. (via EMSC)
Penco (Chile) (270 km SW from epicenter)(no details): El movimiento fue extenso...pero no fue ta fuerte. :) (via EMSC)
Quillota (Chile) (241 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Larguito y movido... (via EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile) (232 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió 5,9 en Valparaíso (via EMSC)
Lo Barnechea (Chile) (188 km N from epicenter)(no details): Kids in nearby school Monte Tabor let go a few yelps (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (182 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was on the third floor of a large hospital. Hospital personnel went from room to room reassuring people. (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (177 km N from epicenter)(no details): Con mucho ruido y de larga duración. (via EMSC)
Lo Prado (Chile) (176 km N from epicenter)(no details): Largo y fuerte al final (via EMSC)
San Antonio (Chile) (174 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fue fuerte y largo. .... (via EMSC)
Maipú (Chile) (163 km N from epicenter)(no details): Muy ruidoso, relativamente largo, un remezón fuerte. (via EMSC)
San Bernardo (Chile) (163 km N from epicenter)(no details): Moderate quake, lasted about 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Isla de Maipo (Chile) (142 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte ruido y movimiento (via EMSC)
Rancagua (Chile) (96 km N from epicenter)(no details): Estaba viendo tv en mi departamento y se me cayo el plasma en la raja con el terremoto (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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