Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 190 km west of Temuco, Cautín, Araucanía, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 05:06 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 190 km west of Temuco, Cautín, Araucanía, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 05:06 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

6 Oct 05:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
6 Oct 05:13: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13.1 mi) towards ESE.
6 Oct 05:22: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
6 Oct 12:08: Epicenter location corrected by 19.9 km (12.4 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 6 Oct 2020 05:06:43 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.345°S / 74.719°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) SW of Lebu (Arauco) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Kanyete (Arauco) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SW of Curanilahue (Arauco) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) WSW of Angol (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) NW of Valdivia (pop: 133,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SW of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
656 km (407 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) NW of Isla Guilleifa Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.4°C (53 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.828 km107 Km Al O De Tirúa, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.830 kmOCEANO PACIFICO (Argentina), ChileINPRES
M 4.910 kmOff Coast Of Araucania, ChileEMSC
M 4.910 km160 Km WSW of Lebu, ChileUSGS
M 5.110 km- 160 km WSW of Lebu, ChileGFZ
M 4.910 kmOff Coast of Central ChileGeoAu

User reports for this quake (4)

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224.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Dormía, no lo senti (reported through our app)
valparaiso / Light shaking (MMI IV)
valparaiso / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La unión / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 190 km west of Temuco, Cautín, Araucanía, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 05:06 (GMT)
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