Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km north of Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 08:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km north of Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepcion, Region del Biobio, Chile, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 08:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 31 km depth

17 Mar 08:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 17 08:18: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 67.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 31.0 km.
Mar 17 08:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5.
Date & time: Mar 17, 2020 08:12:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.11°S / 73.1°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 36.11°N / 106.9°E
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Longavi (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Tomé (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) N of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Penco (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WSW of Cauquenes (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) N of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) N of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) N of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) SW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) SW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.531 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
5.550 kmCHILE (Argentina)INPRES
5.634 kmOffshore Bio-bio, ChileEMSC
5.610 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGeoAu
5.642 km45 km al O de Cobquecura (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
5.629 km53km NNW of Tome, ChileUSGS
5.463 kmNear Coast of Central ChileBMKG

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Curico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hualpén / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Concepcion de Chile (74.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talca, Provincia de Talca, Maule Region (151.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Concepcion, Biobío (80 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Talcahuano / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Concepcion (75.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue un ruido muy raro y después el temblor (reported through our app)  
Talcahuano / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Estación central, Santiago, Región meteopolitana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
/ Light shaking (MMI IV)
Valdivia, Los Ríos Region (411.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
San pedro de la paz / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Coronel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cosme Churruca / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (376.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Talcahuano / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Concepción / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Concepción / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very strong, Im in Concepcion  
Concepcion, Biobío (84 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Coronel chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Mucho ruido  
Chiguayante, 8 region (90.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Coronel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Ruido fuerte, seguido de movimiento prolongado.  
Concepcion, Biobío (77.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Talcahuano, Chile / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepción, Biobío (68.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Todas las personas despiertan y genera pánico por fuerte ruido (reported through our app)  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talcahuano / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Concepción / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chiguayante / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepción, Biobío (68.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Los angeles / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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