Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 243 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 06:37 (GMT) -
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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 -
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
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|4.9||24 km||Near Coast of Central Chile||GFZ|
|4.6||20 km||Offshore Maule, Chile||EMSC|
|4.3||41 km||51 km al NO de Constitución (Chile)||GUG (U. Chile)|
|4.6||26 km||48 km NNW of Constitución, Chile||USGS|
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