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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT -7) -

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT -7) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT -7)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Dec 04:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
3 Dec 04:52: Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards E.
3 Dec 05:02: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 3, 2021 04:40:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:40 pm (GMT -7)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.6292°S / 112.2613°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode28.629°N / 67.739°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities324 km (201 mi) WSW of Hanga Roa (pop: 3,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
331 km (205 mi) WSW of Rapa Nui Island (pop: 7,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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.
6.210 kmChile: Easter Island RegionUSGS
6.210 kmChile: Easter Island RegionRaspberryShake
5.210 kmChile: Near TalcahuanoRENASS
6.210 kmChile: Easter Island RegionGFZ
6.020 kmChile [Sea]INGV
5.124 kmChile: Easter Island RegionGeoAu
5.210 kmChile: Easter Island RegionBMKG


Seismic station: Pitcairn Island, South Pacific (PTCN/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1811 km / 1125 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Pitcairn Island, South Pacific: 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 (3)

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Orongo de mi porongo (320 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Meo las cuencas de sus muertos... y las pisoteo | 3 users found this interesting.  
reading england (766.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Hanga Roa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s


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