Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 243 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 06:37 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 243 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 06:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 24 km depth

12 Aug 06:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 06:37:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.96°S / 72.56°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Descabezado Grande (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) NNW of Constitucion (pop: 37,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Talca (pop: 197,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) W of Curico (pop: 102,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NW of Linares (pop: 69,500) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NNW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WSW of Rancagua (pop: 212,700) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NNE of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) SSW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) SW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 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: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
4.924 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.620 kmOffshore Maule, ChileEMSC
4.341 km51 km al NO de Constitución (Chile)GUG (U. Chile)
4.626 km48 km NNW of Constitución, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.