Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 25 km northwest of Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 04:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 25 km northwest of Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 04:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 24 km depth

8 Nov 04:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Nov 8 05:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Nov 8 05:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Nov 8 05:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Nov 8 05:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Nov 8 06:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Nov 8 06:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km.
Date & time: Nov 8, 2016 04:55:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.54°S / 73.27°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 36.54°N / 106.73°E
Nearest volcano: Nevados de Chillán (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) NW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Tomé (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NW of Penco (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) N of Lota (pop: 49,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Arauco (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) SW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) SW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.024 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
6.020 km OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILEEMSC
5.917 km- 48km WNW of Talcahuano, ChileUSGS
5.915 km65 km al O de ConcepciónGUG (U. Chile)
6.110.2 kmChile (Peruvian point of view) [Sea]INGV
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User reports for this quake (29)

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concepcion (38.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chillán (107.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Biobio, Ñuble, Trehuaco, Población Hernán Brañ (52.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Concepcion, Biobío (38 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
near Mulchen, Provincia de Biobío, Biobío (167.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepción, Biobío (29.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puerto Montt (Chile, 549 km S of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 429 km NE of epicenter) : Largo (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro de la Paz (Chile, 46 km SE of epicenter) : On se demande toujours si cela se termine ou si cela va être pire (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro de la Paz (Chile, 43 km SE of epicenter) : Stavamo dormendo: all''''apparenza poco rumore, un primo movimento brusco con finestre che sbattevano ed un ultimo movimento soave dopo 30 secondi (reported through EMSC)  
Temuco (Chile, 254 km S of epicenter) : Estaba acostada y se movia mucho la raja y no sabia porque y era el terremoto que atroz menos mal no cayo el lcd en mi zanja (reported through EMSC)  
Talca (Chile, 201 km NE of epicenter) : Un 5 en mercalli (reported through EMSC)  
Talca (Chile, 201 km NE of epicenter) : Muy bajo (reported through EMSC)  
Chillán (Chile, 115 km E of epicenter) : Sentada en el sillon (reported through EMSC)  
Cauquenes (Chile, 115 km NE of epicenter) : Fue bastante fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)  
Lota (Chile, 65 km S of epicenter) : Sismo prolongado, y con un ruido antes de su comienzo. (reported through EMSC)  
Chiguayante (Chile, 57 km SE of epicenter) : Chile no cuenta con instrumentación para alertar o medir. Una verguenza mundial. (reported through EMSC)  
Concepción (Chile, 48 km SE of epicenter) : Movimiento de mediana intensidad (reported through EMSC)  
Concepción (Chile, 44 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Concepción (Chile, 44 km SE of epicenter) : Estaba descansando cuando derrepente empezo a moverse fuerte mi zanja y no sabia porque despues me di cuenta que era un terremoto menos mal no de Dio vuelta el lcd en mi zanja (reported through EMSC)  
Hualpen (Chile, 39 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte... susto ya que por la hora esta durmiendo.... (reported through EMSC)  
Talcahuano (Chile, 35 km SE of epicenter) : Movimiento brusco ondulatorio, a de ser mas cercano a los 6 richter... y muy cerca de la superficie. (reported through EMSC)  
San Pedro de la Paz (Chile, 53 km SE of epicenter) : Se movió fuerte... agitando puertas interiores . Movimiento horizontal (reported through EMSC)  
Temuco (Chile, 257 km S of epicenter) : Estaba acostado y se me movio bien fuerte la raja (reported through EMSC)  
Temuco (Chile, 257 km S of epicenter) : I felt the earthquake strong in Temuco, was from IV mercalli. (reported through EMSC)  
Los Angeles (Chile, 148 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte en Los Ángeles (reported through EMSC)  
Concepción (Chile, 53 km SE of epicenter) : Felt definitely stronger than 5,8. (Higher than 6 in perception). (reported through EMSC)  
Concepción (Chile, 53 km SE of epicenter) : It was of a rather long duration. It was light at first, then went rough at its peak, and slowly calmed down while still moving quite noticeably. (reported through EMSC)  
Hualpén (Chile, 46 km SE of epicenter) : largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes)

  • 15 Apr 2017 09:44 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Apr 2017 05:17 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Mar 2017 06:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Mar 2017 09:10 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Mar 2017 09:05 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Mar 2017 10:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    37.8 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Mar 2017 10:06 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    18.7 km (11.6 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Mar 2017 09:28 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Feb 2017 09:50 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33.8 km (21 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 31 Jan 2017 04:07 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Jan 2017 17:04 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    16.8 km (10.4 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 Jan 2017 14:13 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    25.8 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Jan 2017 16:00 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    45.8 km (28.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 Nov 2016 23:17 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Nov 2016 12:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    28.3 km (17.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 09 Nov 2016 11:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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