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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 - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm (GMT -5)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm (GMT -5) Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 22, 2020 00:54:57 UTC
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth40.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.632°S / 73.064°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode34.632°N / 106.936°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt125 reports
Primary data sourceGUG (U. Chile)
Nearest volcanoDescabezado Grande (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities98 km (61 mi) NW of Constitucion (pop: 37,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (97 mi) W of Santa Cruz (Colchagua) (pop: 33,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) NW of Talca (pop: 197,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) NNW of Cauquenes (pop: 31,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) WNW of Curico (pop: 102,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) SW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) NW of Linares (pop: 69,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) WSW of Melipilla (pop: 63,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
256 km (159 mi) WSW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) WSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.9°C (57 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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
6.141 km98 Km Al NO De Constitución, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
6.139 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
6.22 kmOFFSHORE MAULE, CHILEEMSC
6.010 kmChile (Peruvian Point of View) [Sea]INGV
6.120 km99 Km NW of Constitución, ChileUSGS
6.123 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
6.110 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
6.114 kmOff Coast of Central ChileBMKG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 664 km / 412 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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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.  
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.  
near Melipilla, Santiago Metropolitan (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)  
Concepcion, Biobío (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)  
Chillan, Diguillín, Ñuble (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 ve | 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.  
Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (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.  
Molina, Provincia de Curicó, Maule Region (171 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Solo 1 movimiento fuerte | 2 users found this interesting.  
San Antonio, Valparaíso (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.  
Concepcion, Biobío (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.  
Puente Alto, Provincia de Cordillera, Santiago Metropolitan (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.  
near Bariloche, Rio Negro (734 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No lo sentí | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (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.  
Constitucion, Provincia de Talca, Maule Region (97.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Parral, Provincia de Linares, Maule Region (201.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 11, 2021 04:59
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.5

18 km
South Pacific Ocean, 235 km W of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, ChileMore
May 9, 2021 17:54
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.8

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, 199 km NW of Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
May 5, 2021 11:43
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.1

26 km
South Pacific Ocean, 194 km SW of Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, ChileMore
May 4, 2021 08:54
1 year 30 weeks ago
4.0

45 km
South Pacific Ocean, 95 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Apr 29, 2021 07:51
1 year 31 weeks ago
3.3

31 km
South Pacific Ocean, 93 km W of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Apr 29, 2021 07:31
1 year 31 weeks ago
2.9

24 km
South Pacific Ocean, 42 km N of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Apr 5, 2021 20:54
1 year 34 weeks ago
3.0

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, 133 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Apr 5, 2021 01:57
1 year 34 weeks ago
2.9

24 km
South Pacific Ocean, 97 km NW of Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Mar 24, 2021 06:44
1 year 36 weeks ago
2.7

16 km
South Pacific Ocean, 199 km NW of Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Feb 24, 2021 06:10
1 year 40 weeks ago
3.4

36 km
South Pacific Ocean, 48 km N of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Feb 11, 2021 06:38
1 year 42 weeks ago
2.6

13 km
South Pacific Ocean, 279 km W of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, ChileMore
Feb 7, 2021 18:18
1 year 42 weeks ago
2.9

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, 277 km SW of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, ChileMore
Feb 7, 2021 16:23
1 year 42 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 114 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Feb 7, 2021 16:23
1 year 42 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 131 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Feb 4, 2021 18:06
1 year 43 weeks ago
2.7

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, 52 km N of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Jan 25, 2021 17:11
1 year 44 weeks ago
2.5

25 km
South Pacific Ocean, 199 km W of Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Jan 16, 2021 18:30
1 year 45 weeks ago
2.7

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, 116 km N of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Dec 31, 2020 07:44
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.4

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, 169 km W of San Antonio, Region de Valparaiso, ChileMore
Dec 29, 2020 19:50
1 year 48 weeks ago
3.1

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, 172 km W of San Antonio, Region de Valparaiso, ChileMore
Dec 25, 2020 09:48
1 year 49 weeks ago
2.7

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, 126 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Dec 2, 2020 01:13
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.8

7.1 km
South Pacific Ocean, 131 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Nov 26, 2020 15:52
2 years ago
3.1

39 km
South Pacific Ocean, 82 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Nov 22, 2020 08:19
2 years ago
3.7

42 km
South Pacific Ocean, 101 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Nov 22, 2020 07:26
2 years ago - felt
4.7

39 km
South Pacific Ocean, 100 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore
Nov 22, 2020 01:02
2 years ago
2.8

45 km
South Pacific Ocean, 102 km NW of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, ChileMore

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