Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Cordillera Province, 47 km northeast of Rancagua, Provincia de Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 at 16:02 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Cordillera Province, 47 km northeast of Rancagua, Provincia de Cachapoal, O\'Higgins Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 at 16:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 100 km depth

14 Apr 16:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 100.0 km.
Date & time: 14 Apr 2020 16:02:09 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34°S / 70.28°W (Cordillera Province, O'Higgins Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San José (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Machali (Provincia de Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) E of Graneros (Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Rancagua (O'Higgins Region) (pop: 212,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Paine (Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SE of Buin (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 55,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SE of La Pintana (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 201,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SE of San Bernardo (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Lo Prado (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 104,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.01 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
5.1114 kmRegion Metropolitana, ChileEMSC
4.8109 km25km ESE of Paine, ChileUSGS
5.1114 km30 km al SO de San José de Maipo (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
4.910 kmOff Coast of Central ChileBMKG
5.256 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP
5.194 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (92)

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Buin n_n (53.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hermano terrible largo el terremoto hermano yo pensaba que se me iba a caerseme encima la casa y me iba a morirme HERMANO!!! (reported through our app)  
69.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
80.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se sintió bastante fuerte, hubo un sonido subterráneo antes del temblor (reported through our app)  
160.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Valparaíso, Valparaíso (164.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
202.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
80.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
69.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
2570.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
53.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puente Alto (53.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ñuñoa (65.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago (68.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rancagua (45 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Curicó, Chile (138.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Chimbarongo (111.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
63.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
70.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Moderate shaking (reported through our app)  
Concon (32.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
74.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
63.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Rancagua (48.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movement of ground, subterranean noises (reported through our app)  
Rancagua (46.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Short stong shake  
47.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
61.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
144.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
72 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
202.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
80 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Quilicura (82.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba durmiendo y me despertó de inmediato (reported through our app)  
68.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Bernardo (56.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Rancagua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Apenas empezó supe que venía el chancacazo!! Fue bien fuerte, se sacudió la casa, pero todo bien aparte de que mi perro salió corriendo y mi hija Ignacita se asustó  
Lo Castillo, Vitacura / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking at 20th floor.  
Graneros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ruido culiao aterrador WEON!!  
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago centro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las condes santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Rancagua / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : A low sound before the strong shaking but shortly  
Santiago / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Lo he sentido, pero estamos acostumbrados :)  
Lo Barnechea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago Chile / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Providencia (Chile, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Vibraciones...tiempo corto... >15 seg. Objetos livianos se mueven un poco. (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Valparaíso Chile 10 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Valparaíso Chile 10 segundos aproximados. (reported through EMSC)  
Quilpué (Chile, 126 km NW of epicenter) : Bien leve se sintió acá en Quilpué (reported through EMSC)  
Casablanca (Chile, 96 km NW of epicenter) : Remezon corto en Casablanca (reported through EMSC)  
Las Cabras (Chile, 92 km W of epicenter) : Un Rapel region (reported through EMSC)  
Las Cabras (Chile, 83 km SW of epicenter) : Fuerte pero corto, se sintió ruido previo al movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
María Pinto (Chile, 69 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte ruido subterráneo. Zona rural de Región Metropolitana de Santiago. Chile (reported through EMSC)  
Quilicura (Chile, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Más ruido que movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Barnechea (Chile, 57 km N of epicenter) : Rápido (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte pero fue de corta duración (reported through EMSC)  
Renca (Chile, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido subterráneo y movimiento leve , pero perceptible . (reported through EMSC)  
Recoleta (Chile, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba ennla camioneta en parking estacionado y comenzo a moverse de adelante hacia atras, deben haber sido unos 20 segundos magnitud media (reported through EMSC)  
Independencia (Chile, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Apenas se percibió santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Recoleta (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Precedido por mucho ruido subterráneo (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Corto y violento. Un tirón (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : 4.8 - 5.0 (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : piso 13. Las Condes. ondas intensas. Breve y con ruido. (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Vibracion fuerte en segundo piso. Se activa alarma de detección adosada en muro estructural. Mercalli 4. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Corto, pero fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Excelente app (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Rápido medía intensidad puede ser un 5 (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : A lot of noice , waves from different directions that caused q lot of cracking sounds (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : no me hizo nadiiiii (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 51 km NW of epicenter) : no me hizo nadiii (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : It started to shake slowly and then became stronger, about 20 seconds or so. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte pero corto (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : No reúne las condiciones para romper la cuarentena. #SigamosEnCasa (reported through EMSC)  
Estación Central (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Heavy, bur short in time (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Leve en Santiago centro, mucho ruido y después el movimiento. (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Muy rápido y no se sintio tan fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte! (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Fue corto, con algo de ruido y de mediana intensidad (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Corto pero grueso.. (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Corto bamboleo en el sexto piso (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Short but strong (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Corto y fuerte, (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Remezón fuerte y corto. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñalolén (Chile, 46 km NW of epicenter) : En La Reina, sentido norte sur, balanceo sensible, largo. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñalolén (Chile, 45 km NW of epicenter) : fue fuerte pero corto (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 40 km NW of epicenter) : Primero un zumbido sonido, se me taparon los oídos, luego un movimiento leve horizontal, con termino más fuerte vertical (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Mucho ruido por un periodo largo, desde la Florida en Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
El Bosque (Chile, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte creo que mas de 5 (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 37 km NW of epicenter) : Fue fuerte, pero corto. (reported through EMSC)  
Rancagua (Chile, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Corto y bueno, con ruido al comienzo, muy gueno, solo falta que llegue godsila (reported through EMSC)  
Talagante (Chile, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Donde fue.Remezon xuerte como chicotazo (reported through EMSC)  
Machalí (Chile, 36 km S of epicenter) : De que estuvo weno estuvo weno (reported through EMSC)  
Puente Alto (Chile, 34 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Puente Alto (Chile, 33 km NW of epicenter) : No pensé que llegaríamos 5 se sintió menos de 1 minuto (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 15 May 2020 10:44 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Apr 2020 22:47 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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