Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 166 km northwest of Puerto Natales, Provincia de Ultima Esperanza, Region of Magallanes, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 00:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 166 km northwest of Puerto Natales, Provincia de Ultima Esperanza, Region of Magallanes, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 00:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 30 km depth

12 Dec 00:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 00:31:04 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.65°S / 74.14°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Aguilera (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) WSW of El Calafate (Departamento de Lago Argentino, Argentina) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NW of Yacimiento Rio Turbio (Departamento de Güer Aike, Argentina) (pop: 6,650) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NW of Puerto Natales (Provincia de Última Esperanza) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSW of El Chaltén (Argentina) (pop: 800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) NW of Punta Arenas (pop: 117,400) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) WNW of Rio Gallegos (Argentina) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSW of Puerto Rio Tranquilo (pop: 400) --> See nearby quakes!
624 km (388 mi) SW of Pico Truncado (Argentina) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1933 km (1201 mi) S of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) 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 5.230 km MAGALLANES, CHILEEMSC
M 5.138 km167 km al S de Puerto EdénGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.714 km- 137km WSW of El Calafate, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Lago Tyndall (115.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
470.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 14 Dec 2018 13:28 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 166 km northwest of Puerto Natales, Provincia de Ultima Esperanza, Region of Magallanes, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 00:31 (GMT)
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