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Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jul 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -5) -

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jul 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -5) Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Chile, on Friday, Jul 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -5)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Jul 19:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
15 Jul 19:49: Epicenter location corrected by 6.4 km (4 mi) towards W.
15 Jul 19:56: Now using data updates from USGS
16 Jul 18:02: Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 15, 2022 19:37:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jul 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm (GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.5986°S / 79.7623°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode44.599°N / 100.238°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 7.6°C (46 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 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.
6.410 kmOff the Coast of Aisen, ChileUSGS
6.410 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileRaspberryShake
5.110 kmNear Puerto MonttRENASS
6.410 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileGFZ
6.710 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileGeoAu
6.410 kmChile (Peruvian Point of View) [Sea]INGV

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Buenos Aires (2131.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Dec 26, 2022 09:12
23 weeks ago

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Dec 9, 2022 08:06
26 weeks ago

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, ChileMore
Aug 9, 2022 11:04
43 weeks ago

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore
Aug 9, 2022 10:37
43 weeks ago

10 km
South Pacific OceanMore

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