Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Central Chile on Sunday, 6 September 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Elqui Province, 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on 5 Sep 9:16 pm

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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Elqui Province, 36 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on 5 Sep 9:16 pm

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

6 Sep 01:20 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 3 minutes.
Sep 6 01:23: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 25.0 km.
Sep 6 01:36: Source data changed from GFZ to GUG (U. Chile)
Update Sun, 6 Sep 2020, 08:04
Another strong earthquake hits Chile's west coast
Shakemap of last evening's earthquake in Chile (image: USGS)
Shakemap of last evening's earthquake in Chile (image: USGS)
Another large earthquake hit Chile's western coast yesterday evening at 9:16 pm local time. The quake was at 25 km depth and had its epicenter 12 km SE of Tongoy in the region of Coquimbo, 430 km north of Santiago.
Strong shaking occurred on the ground in areas of up to 50 km distance from the epicenter, but light to weak shaking could be felt in a vast area up to several hundred kilometers distance.
There are no reports of injuries or significant damage, mostly due to the fact that there are no towns in the immediate vicinity of the quake.
A similar, but stronger magnitude 7 quake had occurred 5 days earlier 266 km to the north. It could be that earthquakes currently propagate southwards along the Pacific - South American tectonic plate margin.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 6, 2020 01:16:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 5 Sep 9:16 pm
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.356°S / 71.44°W (Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Antipode: 30.356°N / 108.56°E
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) NW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) WSW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.330 km12 Km Al SE De Tongoy (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
6.214 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina) (Chile)INPRES
6.320 kmCoquimbo, ChileEMSC
6.520 kmNear Coast of Central Chile [Land: Chile]INGV
6.210 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG
6.419 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
6.331 km45 km NW of Ovalle, ChileUSGS
6.325 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
6.410 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

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Edificio nativo (356.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s : Movement felt from the 18th floor, the earthquake started from low to high the building tilted laterally | 5 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
48.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 15-20 s : Nothing fell at home | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
297.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Horizontal in different directions | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
349.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : We live on 5th floor it was sudden shaking not felt much but i started reading allah hu akbar | 2 users found this interesting.  
La Calera, Departamento de Colón, Cordoba (690.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Como una explosión que sacudio los vidrios de mi ventana y leve movimiento de la xama.  
near Santiago (346.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago, Chile. (1.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
371.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
349.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
343 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Santiago, las condes (350.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Santiago (359.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short (reported through our app)
352.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) (reported through our app)
18.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Some stuff fell down  
Santiago Centro (367.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
348.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
1573.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
17.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Santiago (349.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
812 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
370.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
347 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago de Chile (348.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
898.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
350.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
La Serena. Chile / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Ruido subterránea con movimientos ondulantes orizontales y verticales. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Las vertientes San José de Maipo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Sensaciones dulce | 2 users found this interesting.  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Santiago | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Santiago de Chile, Macul. I live in 4th floor. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Santiago chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Serena / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chicureo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El hualle sur 9542 , la florida / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 15-20 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
Santiago chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
santiago de chile / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
La Campana, Vicuña, Coquimbo IV / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Vitacura / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
La Serena / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Antofagasta (Chile, 750 km N of epicenter) : En Antofagasta nada... | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñaflor (Chile, 366 km S of epicenter) : Muy largo, circular | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio como cuna, sentido norte sur, largo, sin ruido, | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Fue sin ruido, solo movimiento suave. Estoy en un piso 10. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Hacienda La Calera (Chile, 271 km S of epicenter) : Fue largo per despacio | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Muy fuerte en La Serena, creo que fue más fuerte. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Sin daños | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : De larga duración | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Estimo en 7.5 | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Leve STGO | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 354 km S of epicenter) : En stgo se sintió, corto pero un movimiento largo, en piso 14 | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Uy aún se me mueve el piso | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Santiago en 7 piso se sintió y fue largo | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante y duro harto, Quilicura | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento circular prolongado | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Temblor suave quinta normal | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Copiapó (Chile, 350 km N of epicenter) : Copiapó perseptible | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 298 km S of epicenter) : Valparaiso...calculó sobre 4grados. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : Largo movimiento se sintio en piso 14 | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio muy fuerte. Piso 9no | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Hacienda La Calera (Chile, 271 km S of epicenter) : Leve aquí en Quillota | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Vallenar (Chile, 209 km N of epicenter) : Movimiento como en circulos | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Aquí santiago se sintió piso 16 se movió (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (Chile, 356 km S of epicenter) : Largo. Recién (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 354 km S of epicenter) : Tall building I'm in was swaying noticeably from north to south (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 354 km S of epicenter) : En Santiago se pudo sentir, en piso 14, no inteso pero si perseptible, 6.4 magnitud en Tongoy magnitud del momento (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Se sintiò en las Condes, piso 13. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Suave... a penas si se sintió en un piso 15 (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Aayyyy.. aaaaayyyaayayyyayyy!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento sin ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento oscilatorio (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Prado (Chile, 351 km S of epicenter) : Como un balanceo senti o no ? (reported through EMSC)  
Lampa (Chile, 331 km S of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante, largo pero no fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Alemana (Chile, 299 km S of epicenter) : Bien suave (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 298 km S of epicenter) : Temblor Sueve (reported through EMSC)  
La Serena (Chile, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Lamps moved very hard, and pictures fell to the ground (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 352 km S of epicenter) : Vivo en un 5to piso, ñuñoa (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : Se sintio muy fuerte! Piso 9 (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 297 km S of epicenter) : Fu suave y largo (reported through EMSC)  
Vallenar (Chile, 209 km N of epicenter) : En Freirina (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (317 quakes)

  • 04 Mar 2021 22:16 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    28.1 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Mar 2021 08:04 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Mar 2021 20:02 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 02 Mar 2021 23:06 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    15.9 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 28 Feb 2021 12:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Feb 2021 08:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    48.2 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    67.5 km (41.9 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 03:17 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    69.2 km (43 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 01:40 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    48.3 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 12:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 05:09 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    33.3 km (20.7 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    13.4 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Feb 2021 07:34 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    32.2 km (20 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 21 Feb 2021 06:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    56.5 km (35.1 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 21 Feb 2021 05:44 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    61.3 km (38.1 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Feb 2021 23:26 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
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