Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 12 km south of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 22:31 (GMT) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 12 km south of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 22:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 82 km depth

21 May 22:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
May 22 19:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 82.0 km.
Date & time: 21 May 2020 22:31:18 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.56°S / 70.61°W (Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San José (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NE of La Pintana (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 201,200) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) ENE of San Bernardo (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SSE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SE of Lo Prado (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 104,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Buin (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 55,400) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Peñaflor (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 65,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NNE of Paine (Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ENE of Talagante (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 51,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Lampa (Provincia de Chacabuco, Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.782 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
4.884 kmRegion Metropolitana, ChileEMSC
4.888 km14 km al SO de Santiago (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
4.887 km5km NW of San Bernardo, ChileUSGS
4.378 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

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14.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I heard light rumbling about 5 to 10 seconds before the shaking, then a light vibration for perhaps 20 more seconds (reported through our app)  
23.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Empezó con mucho ruido y a la vez con vibración leve, unos 6 segundos aprox. vino un remezon muy fuerte, se llegaron a caer cosas un poco mal posicionadas o con una base poco robusta (reported through our app)  
Santiago de Chile (4.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mucho sonido previo al movimiento (reported through our app)  
14 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 1er tremblement de terre ressenti pour moi...  
37.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Corto con sonido y despues remezon fuerte  
12.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
31.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Valparaíso, Valparaíso (111.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
9.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago, región metropolitana, conchali (18.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sentí un ligero temblor, se balanceo un poco la lámpara del techo (reported through our app)  
Santiago (17.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago Centro (12.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
24.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Short sharp shake (reported through our app)  
San francisco de mostazal (50.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Corto y mucho ruido (reported through our app)  
Santiago centro (13.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
11.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Buin City (23.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Tembló o fué un camión? Sentí como algo... bué... (reported through our app)  
14.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las Condes (18.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Calle jhonn kennedy - La Florida (2.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
20.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Valparaíso, Chile (110.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Long and soft (reported through our app)  
Santiago (21 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Perceptible, moderado (reported through our app)  
El. Belloto (116.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Largi y fuerte ruido  
Celerino pereira 1905 (4.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
23.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
14.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
16.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I live in the 9the flor in Santiago and IT wasfelt quite strong. (reported through our app)  
102 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Macul (6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santiago (14.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Buin (21.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fels like IV earthquake (reported through our app)  
103.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
33.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
15.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
4.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
18.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Big underground mouse AND hig Tremor (reported through our app)  
17.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
17.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
120.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Santiago de Chile (17.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
8.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Providencia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San miguel RM / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago, Las condes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vitacura, Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Villa Alemana / Weak shaking (MMI III)
san bernado region metropolitana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : comienza un fuerte ruido y luego un movimiento fuerte entre 4 a 5 en escala de mercali  
Pudahuel (Chile, 13 km NW of epicenter) : Mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio la llegada de la onda S y a los 5 segundos la P. Bastante ruido y un remeson corto pero fuerte, (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 103 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte remezon y corto, duró alrededor de 5 segundos. (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 97 km NW of epicenter) : Un suave temblor en la quinta región (reported through EMSC)  
Las Cabras (Chile, 94 km SW of epicenter) : Bullicioso y corto (reported through EMSC)  
Valparaíso (Chile, 92 km NW of epicenter) : Regular intensidad En V región, hace 4 minutos (reported through EMSC)  
Villa Alemana (Chile, 84 km NW of epicenter) : 20 segundos, casi imperceptible. (reported through EMSC)  
Casablanca (Chile, 69 km W of epicenter) : Movimiento brusco con mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Lampa (Chile, 33 km NW of epicenter) : temblor de unos 5 grados, paarecido a los que ya estamos acostumbrados en chile. genial su pagina. (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 28 km NE of epicenter) : Grado medio bajo, (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Barnechea (Chile, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte y un poco largo 10 seg Lo Barnechea (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Corto remezon, ruido antes y después (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Looong and lots of underground noise (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Magnitud 4.6 , 19 km SO Santiago, profundidad 90 km (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Leve movimiento en 5to piso en vitacura (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 19 km NE of epicenter) : Fue con mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 19 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte con mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Se movió fuerte pero corto (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Leve y rápido (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : El movimiento fue intenso pero de duración breve (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Duro como 5 segundos, bien notable, se sentio fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Conchalí (Chile, 18 km N of epicenter) : Con ruido, poco más que leve (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 17 km NE of epicenter) : My first - small but it scared me! (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte y corto (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Mayor intensidad del sonido que del movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Started slow, then a vibrating climax on our 19th floor in Santiago Centro. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Medio temblor !!! (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte sacudida! Con ruido. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : It was mostly a lot of sound, and later I felt the wave (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Estamos acostumbrados a sismos y éste se sintió breve y bastante fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Puente Alto (Chile, 14 km E of epicenter) : Yo lo sentí con mucho ruido yo. Tengo la sensación degradopasado del cinco Comuna Puente Slto (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 13 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 13 km N of epicenter) : Vibracion muy rápida. Corto tiempo (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 12 km E of epicenter) : Corto, pero fuerte!! (reported through EMSC)  
Pudahuel (Chile, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Empezó despacio y vino un remezón fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 9 km NW of epicenter) : We heard the roof rattling. A rough virbration. (reported through EMSC)  
San Bernardo (Chile, 6 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte y ruidoso d 3 segundos mas menos (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 6 km NW of epicenter) : Medium vibration for about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 5 km NW of epicenter) : fuerte prro corto, unos 6 aprox (reported through EMSC)  
Tla Al Ali Khalda Um Al Somaq (Jordan, 13299 km NE of epicenter) : تو (reported through EMSC)  
Zagreb (Croatia, 12364 km NE of epicenter) : Gledam seriju i lagano je zavibriralo niš strašno. (reported through EMSC)  
(Chile, 395 km NW of epicenter) : Remezón bien fuerte...!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Concón (Chile, 102 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido y movimiento leve en Con Con (reported through EMSC)  
Concón (Chile, 102 km NW of epicenter) : Concón, Chile, largo y ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Concón (Chile, 101 km NW of epicenter) : Short and vertical move (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 99 km NW of epicenter) : Muy suave , casi imperseptuble (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 97 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte y corto en Viña del Mar (reported through EMSC)  
Viña del Mar (Chile, 97 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y corto en viña del mar desde un 9no piso (reported through EMSC)  
San Felipe (Chile, 85 km N of epicenter) : Más ruido que movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Lampa (Chile, 37 km NW of epicenter) : grado 4 a 5 explosión y salto todo junto lo hizo 2 veces, creo que estoy sobre el epicentro o muy serca (reported through EMSC)  
Colina (Chile, 34 km N of epicenter) : Mucho ruido previo al sacudon (reported through EMSC)  
Lo Barnechea (Chile, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte Lo Barnechea, primero una vibración de 7 - 9 segundos y después un boom fuerte de 4 5 segundos con grande ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Fue corto pero fuerte y se sintió el movimiento en sentido vertical (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Ruido increíblemente fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San José de Maipo (Chile, 23 km E of epicenter) : Brusco (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Muchísimo ruido y movimiento ascendente. Fuerte. Mayor a 5 grados.. Las Condes. (reported through EMSC)  
Quilicura (Chile, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Harto ruido y se leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Vitacura (Chile, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Corto y fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Buin (Chile, 21 km S of epicenter) : Empezó fuerte y después de un golpe fue más rápido y fuerte !!!Buin ! (reported through EMSC)  
Las Condes (Chile, 20 km NE of epicenter) : Remezon corto y un poco fuerte desde un piso 15, empezó suave hasta el remezon (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 19 km NE of epicenter) : Mediana intensidad, duró unos 20 segundos, nada grave, normal en Chile (reported through EMSC)  
La Reina (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Inicio suave, luego aunentó. Con mucho ruido. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Felt little shaking, it gradually got stronger. Lasted just a wee bit longer than 10 seconds. Felt by all three of us Providencia 9th floor. Including the doggo. (reported through EMSC)  
Peñalolén (Chile, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Crujido y ruido subterraneo, corto, se movieron lamparas de manera circular. (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 17 km E of epicenter) : Muy leve (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 17 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco (reported through EMSC)  
Pudahuel (Chile, 17 km NW of epicenter) : Mucho ruido y muy rápido. (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 17 km NE of epicenter) : Empezó suave, pero notorio. Luego se intensificó. Mucho ruido, mucho movimiento. Los ventanales sonaron fuerte. Luego se suavizó todo y se "apagó" poco a poco. (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 17 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo acá en La Florida, Santiago (reported through EMSC)  
Renca (Chile, 16 km N of epicenter) : Ruido y un sacudón ... (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte movimiento y con ruido. (reported through EMSC)  
Puente Alto (Chile, 16 km SE of epicenter) : Harto ruido subterráneo.No muy fuerte. Muy corto. (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió el ruido más que el movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Vibración (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Muy corto pero fuerte / Very quick but strong (reported through EMSC)  
Peñaflor (Chile, 15 km W of epicenter) : Mucho ruido (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Sonó muy fuerte!! (reported through EMSC)  
Recoleta (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte, mucho sonido (reported through EMSC)  
Independencia (Chile, 15 km N of epicenter) : Cuack (reported through EMSC)  
Ñuñoa (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Muy corto pero fuerte, a mi parecer como 4.5 a 5 (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 15 km E of epicenter) : Grado 5.5 (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Remezón corto pero muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Providencia (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Al principio comenzó muy suave perl después se intecifico, duró bastante tiempo (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Fue como grado 3 (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento vertical, breve, empezo leve aumento y termino. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Tuvo fuerte ctm (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : De mediana intencidad... Sentido de un dpto 2 piso.. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 14 km NE of epicenter) : 4 al ojo en stgo centro, harto ruido (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 13 km E of epicenter) : La Florida Muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Puente Alto (Chile, 13 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió, bastante fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 13 km E of epicenter) : Movimiento sísmico muy ruidoso. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Con mucho ruido y largo, no tan fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
La Florida (Chile, 12 km E of epicenter) : Mucho ruido más que movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Pudahuel (Chile, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte pero no se movió nada (reported through EMSC)  
Macul (Chile, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en macul. Con las onda primaria y secundaria casi juntas xq se sintieron 2 fuertes remezones (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 11 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte con ruido y corto remedon (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Chile, 11 km NE of epicenter) : Mucho ruido subterráneo (reported through EMSC)  
San Joaquín (Chile, 11 km NE of epicenter) : Si bien fe un movimiento fuerte, pero o para asustarse (reported through EMSC)  
Calera de Tango (Chile, 10 km S of epicenter) : Mucho ruido !! (reported through EMSC)  
San Joaquín (Chile, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Mucho ruido y se sintio como efecto rebote (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 9 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte de sonido y fue como una vibración (reported through EMSC)  
La Pintana (Chile, 9 km E of epicenter) : Brígido, bien sonoro (reported through EMSC)  
Calera de Tango (Chile, 7 km SW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte el ruido sin movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
La Cisterna (Chile, 6 km E of epicenter) : Comenzó con un ruido y posteriormente el remezón brusco. (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 6 km NW of epicenter) : Un remeszon corto pero bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Bernardo (Chile, 6 km SE of epicenter) : Solo ruido nada más (reported through EMSC)  
Maipú (Chile, 5 km NW of epicenter) : fuerte pero corto (reported through EMSC)  
San Bernardo (Chile, 5 km SE of epicenter) : Fue un ruido intenso primero y luego un movimiento muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
El Bosque (Chile, 4 km SE of epicenter) : Fuerte.... comuna el bosque (reported through EMSC)  
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