Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 98 Km Al NO De Constitución, Chile, on Sunday, 22 November 2020 at 00:54 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 98 km northwest of Konstitus\'on, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, 21 Nov 7.54 pm (GMT -5)

- Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 98 km northwest of Konstitus\'on, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, 21 Nov 7.54 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 41 km depth

22 Nov 00:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
22 Nov 01:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.0. Epicenter location corrected by 8.9 km (5.5 mi) towards ESE.
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22 Nov 01:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.6 to 40.8 km (from 28 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (9.8 mi) towards WNW.
Update Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 01:00
Significant magnitude 6.5 earthquake 172 km northwest of Talca, Chile
6.5 quake 21 Nov 7:54 pm (GMT -5)
6.5 quake 21 Nov 7:54 pm (GMT -5)
A shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported early evening near the town of Constitución, Chile.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 7.54 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Constitución (pop. 37,900) located 112 km from the epicenter, and Los Navegantes (pop. 200) 114 km away.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Santa Cruz (pop. 33,300) located 171 km from the epicenter, Talca (pop. 197,500) 172 km away, Cauquenes (pop. 31,400) 175 km away, San Javier (pop. 22,400) 177 km away, San Antonio (pop. 85,700) 185 km away, and Curicó (pop. 102,400) 187 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 22 Nov 2020 12:54:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 21 Nov 7.54 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 40.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.632°S / 73.064°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Descabezado Grande (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) NW of Konstitus'on (pop: 37,900)
155 km (97 mi) W of Santa Cruz (Colchagua) (pop: 33,300)
156 km (97 mi) NW of Talca (pop: 197,500)
171 km (106 mi) WNW of Curico (pop: 102,400)
177 km (110 mi) SW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700)
190 km (118 mi) NW of Linares (pop: 69,500)
256 km (159 mi) WSW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400)
258 km (160 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13.9°C (57 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.141 km98 Km Al NO De Constitución, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 6.139 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
M 6.22 kmOFFSHORE MAULE, CHILEEMSC
M 6.010 kmChile (Peruvian Point of View) [Sea]INGV
M 6.120 km99 Km NW of Constitución, ChileUSGS
M 6.123 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 6.110 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
M 6.114 kmOff Coast of Central ChileBMKG

User reports for this quake (131)

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Concepción / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Very loud and strong sounding before stared. Lots of dogs alarm. I was in a call with friends, my friends in Penco felt it like 5 o 6 seconds befor i did and i felt it like 3 o 4 before a friend in Chiguayante. | 12 users found this interesting.
CONCEPCION / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Violent and shocking | 7 users found this interesting.
CONCEPCIÓN (246.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : FUE UN MOVIMIENTO MODERADO Y LARGO. | 4 users found this interesting.
nunona Santiago (262.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : initially small vibration, but was intense in the end and realized for about 1 minute. | 4 users found this interesting.
189.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Sector melipilla se sintio medianamente fuerte. | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
246.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Movimiento fuerte. Edificio piso 10. Sobre suelo rocoso. | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Santiago, Chile (243.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Underground sound increasing and then decade | 3 users found this interesting.
Santiago Peñalolén (265.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : Se sintió moderado, casa de 2 pisos, largo y en declinación | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
237.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Alta vibración y ruido moderado | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Concepción chile (242.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 3 sacudidas fuertes espaciadas entre sí el movimiento venía del noroeste al sureste, me dio la impresión de era muy superficial, cada uno d los movimientos fuertes y violentos diría yo, unos tres minutos después sentí el suelo vibrar y pensé que venía otro pero no fue así, al pararme estaba mareada. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Desde Concepción Chile sentí 3 sacudidas bastant (242.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 3 sacudidas desd nordweste a sureste, separadas entre sí, se movió todo junto nto diría que violentamente, unos tres minutos después sentí el suelo vibrar y pensé que venía otro pero no fue asi. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Chillan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake : Se sintio muy fuerte y bastante largo el movimiento | 3 users found this interesting.
Valparaiso Centro (220.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Some light shocks in rapid succession | 2 users found this interesting.
260.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake : Comenzó despacio y luego de unos segundos fue fuerte hasta que se detuvo volviendo a ser lento | 2 users found this interesting.
171 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Solo 1 movimiento fuerte | 2 users found this interesting.
176.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fuerte y largo | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Santiago (254.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : I live in an apartment on the 7th floor. It started very week and got mildly stronger after a couple of seconds. Nothing happened inside the house. It wasn't really strong in Santiago.
247.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : It had two parts. A gentle shake and then a few seconds later a stronger shake. The building made creaking noises.
260.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Empezó despacio, luego fue aumentando en intensidad. Se movían mucho las cosas y las ventanas sonaban mucho. Fue de considerable duración. En un momento me pareció que iba a aumentar mucho más de intensidad. (reported through our app)
Buincito (234.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Cáspita! Comenzó fuerte pero luego se debilitó, entonces subió de intensidad mas fuerte que al principio y fue bajando después de varios segundos. (reported through our app)
Concepcion / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : First it felds light but after a few seconds it increased the movement. No damages. | 2 users found this interesting.
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Ruido subterráneo antes del movimiento | 2 users found this interesting.
santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking in Santiago, I was in the 15 floor. | 2 users found this interesting.
Santiago de Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 20-30 s : Relax but still a little insecure. | 2 users found this interesting.
734 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt : No lo sentí | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
247.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s : Suave pero largo | One user found this interesting.
Santiago (257.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Light shake in Santiago, near 200 kms away from epicenter. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Santiago / not felt / single lateral shake / 10-15 s : Im setdown in my house i think my cat shake and after undestand was a little shake but siooo little soft .
Santiago, La Florida / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I heard a long noise but I felt no movement | One user found this interesting.
Vicuña Mackenna / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Yes i felt | One user found this interesting.
97.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
201.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
244.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
252.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
220.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
2075.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1346.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
726.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Not felt (reported through our app)
Concepcion (240.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
266.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
949.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
261.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
457 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Concepcion (243.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
Mostazal (222.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
201.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Santiago (250.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Valparaíso (220.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
219 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
257.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) (reported through our app)
260.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Quillón (252.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Santiago (266.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
La Florida, Santiago (258.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 15-20 s
466.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Cauquenes Maule Chile (163 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
258.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
245.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Bulnes (245.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
236.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
nunona santiago (262.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
El monte (213.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Lo Barnechea (254.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
259.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
253.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Concepción centro (244.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction)
338.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
259.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
250.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Santiago de Chile Las Condes (270.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
239.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
321.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile (275.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Curicó (169.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
263.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
244.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santa Juana (285.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
totihue, requinoa (188.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
231.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
246.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Justo daract San Luis Argentina (729.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
264.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Octava región coronel a unos 60 minutos de el epi (261.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Santiago (254.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
269 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
250.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
260.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
232.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
228.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago (242.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
235.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
156.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Curicó, Chile (173.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
265.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
tsunammi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San José de Maipo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : There was a loud underground noise before the earthquake de about 45 seconds
Mulchén / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Concepción / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Olmué / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Santiago de chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s
San Miguel Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Los Ángeles, Chile / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / single lateral shake
Concepcion / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s
algarrobo chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Las Condes, Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Concepción / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Puertecillo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Punta de Lobos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Penco, concepcion, Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Quilpue / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
concepción / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Melipilla / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puertecillo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Viña Del Mar, V región de Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Valparaíso / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Temuco / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Concepción / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down)
Marriott Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Chillán / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Talca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cañete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Las condes, Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Talca / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Nunoa, Santiago de Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 15-20 s
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake 98 km northwest of Konstitus'on, Maule Region, Chile, 21 Nov 7.54 pm (GMT -5)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 02 Dec 2020 01:13 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    7.1 km (4.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 26 Nov 2020 15:52 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 08:19 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    42.3 km (26.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 07:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 01:02 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 98 km northwest of Konstitus'on, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, 21 Nov 7.54 pm (GMT -5)

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