Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Off Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 23:55 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Off Coast of Central Chile on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 23:55 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Dec 23:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 2 00:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Date & time: 1 Dec 2018 11:55:24 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.94°S / 72.39°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Palomo (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) NW of Los Navegantes (Provincia de Cardenal Caro) (pop: 231)
82 km (51 mi) WSW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700)
112 km (70 mi) WSW of Melipilla (pop: 63,100)
123 km (76 mi) SW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400)
133 km (82 mi) SW of Quilpué (Provincia de Marga Marga) (pop: 130,300)
154 km (96 mi) W of Rancagua (Provincia de Cachapoal) (pop: 212,700)
170 km (106 mi) WSW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
351 km (218 mi) WSW of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGFZ
M 5.533 km OFFSHORE O'HIGGINS, CHILEEMSC
M 5.510 km- 77km WSW of San Antonio, ChileUSGS
M 5.6 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (35)

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Peralillo (103.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : El movimiento duró alrededor de 30 segundos, pero pronto llegaron más movimientos teluricos (reported through our app)
El BELLOTO QUILPUÉ / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
178.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
175.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In a bar, initially thought it was the bass of the music but saw the staff remove bottles from the bar.
144.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just light noise (reported through our app)
Guaico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was stopped in my car. Could feel the slight shaking of the car from side to side.
miami / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was on the second floor of The Hotel los Troncos in Milipilla and felt light shaking. was stron at first then soft. no damage, Next 5 minuts I hear a siren from a fire truck or ambulance.
santiago chile. Sheraton hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 10 second. Light to moderate shaking.. Felt in while watching TV o. The 5th floor of the hotel.
175.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In a bar, initially thought it was the bass of the music but saw the staff remove bottles from the bar.
Vina del mar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Santiago, Hotel Nippon (164.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : felt shaking while laying in bed. wasn’t sure i was feeling an earthquake but looked at bottle of wine on the end table and the liquid was moving, sloshing slightly back and forth. subsided after about 30-40 seconds or so.
Santiago Airport (Holiday Inn, 6th Floor) (159.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt mild shaking for about 30 seconds. Swaying of phone cords on wall of hotel.
97 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Valparaiso (122.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago (165.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
163.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
154.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
178.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 124 km NE of epicenter) : Mi primero :D (reported through EMSC)
Cartagena (Chile, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Solo lo percibi debido a los ladridos de los perros. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 123 km NE of epicenter) : Duración de 1 minuto cada vez se fue haciendo más fuerte y luego disminuyó su intensidad. En la calle se movían los árboles. (reported through EMSC)
Viña del Mar (Chile, 122 km NE of epicenter) : stay calm open the front door do not panic, stay away from windows (reported through EMSC)
San Antonio (Chile, 72 km NE of epicenter) : Small shaking. (reported through EMSC)
San Antonio (Chile, 71 km NE of epicenter) : Largo. Y mucho ruido subterraneo aqui en san Antonio Region de Valparaiso. (reported through EMSC)
Ñuñoa (Chile, 166 km E of epicenter) : Pequeño movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Ñuñoa (Chile, 165 km E of epicenter) : Very soft. No issues. (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 165 km E of epicenter) : My brother in law and two friends felt a small tremor (sitting down), movement up and down (I didn't feel it!!) (reported through EMSC)
Providencia (Chile, 164 km E of epicenter) : Washington watching TV and felt sofa novinha slightly. Esse also on the phone with my wife and told get that there was a weak earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Ñuñoa (Chile, 162 km E of epicenter) : Suave duro.como 1 minuto (reported through EMSC)
Estación Central (Chile, 155 km E of epicenter) : Estación Central imperceptible. (reported through EMSC)
Estación Central (Chile, 154 km E of epicenter) : Imperceptible en estación central (reported through EMSC)
Buin (Chile, 143 km E of epicenter) : Suave, pero largo (reported through EMSC)
Quilpué (Chile, 127 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba en el patio y no se sintió, sólo en l9s interiores de las viviendas (reported through EMSC)
Casablanca (Chile, 102 km NE of epicenter) : Casablanca. Mas menos 5? (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Off Coast of Central Chile 1 December 23:55 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (33 quakes):
  • 11 Jan 2019 19:23 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Dec 2018 07:24 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 22 Dec 2018 04:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    39.2 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 19 Dec 2018 13:54 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    37.2 km (23.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 12 Dec 2018 22:50 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 06:14 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 04:45 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10.7 km (6.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 11:19 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    37.8 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 10:18 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 03:43 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 05:55 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    40.1 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 04:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 04:17 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    38.3 km (23.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 04:03 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 03:23 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 02:46 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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