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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 572 km northwest of Hanga Roa, Provincia de Isla de Pascua, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 06:40 GMT

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 572 km northwest of Hanga Roa, Provincia de Isla de Pascua, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 06:40 GMT Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 572 km northwest of Hanga Roa, Provincia de Isla de Pascua, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 06:40 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Aug 06:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2020 06:40:38 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.8
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.74°S / 112.33°W (international territory)
Antipode22.74°N / 67.67°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.810 kmEaster Island RegionGFZ
5.840 kmEaster Island RegionEMSC
5.810 kmEaster Island regionUSGS
5.710 kmEaster Island RegionBMKG
5.665 kmEaster Island RegionGeoAu
5.912 km600 km al NO de Hanga RoaGUG (U. Chile)

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.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 27, 2020 21:39
2 years ago
5.3

10 km
566 km NW of Hanga Roa, Provincia de Isla de Pascua, Region de Valparaiso, ChileMore
Aug 21, 2020 01:39
2 years ago
4.8

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 23:24
2 years ago
4.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 565 km NW of Hanga Roa, Provincia de Isla de Pascua, Region de Valparaiso, ChileMore
Aug 15, 2020 23:24
2 years ago
4.8

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 22:30
2 years ago
4.9

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 22:30
2 years ago
4.9

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 10:48
2 years ago
5.0

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 10:48
2 years ago
5.0

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 09:19
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore
Aug 15, 2020 09:19
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Easter Island RegionMore

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