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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 213 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:34 am (GMT -3)

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 213 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:34 am (GMT -3) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 213 km southwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:34 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 39 km depth

16 Nov 05:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
16 Nov 05:52: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
16 Nov 06:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.9 to 39.3 km (from 27 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards W.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 05:54

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 58 km west of Los Navegantes, Chile

4.5 quake OFFSHORE O'HIGGINS, CHILE, 16 Nov 2.34 am (GMT -3)
4.5 quake OFFSHORE O'HIGGINS, CHILE, 16 Nov 2.34 am (GMT -3)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near the village of Los Navegantes, Chile.
According to the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile, the quake hit on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.34 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 42.9 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Los Navegantes (pop. 200) located 58 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 16, 2020 05:34:46 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:34 am (GMT -3)
Depth39.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.382°S / 72.672°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode34.382°N / 107.328°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGUG (U. Chile)
Nearest volcanoPlanchón-Peteroa (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities108 km (67 mi) NNW of Constitucion (pop: 37,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) SW of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) WNW of Curico (pop: 102,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (92 mi) NW of Talca (pop: 197,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (111 mi) SSW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) W of Rancagua (pop: 212,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) SW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
211 km (131 mi) WSW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
213 km (133 mi) WSW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 12.9°C (55 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.539 km- 112 km N of Constitución, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.510 km58 Km Al O De PichilemuEMSC
4.510 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.510 km112 Km N of Constitución, ChileUSGS


Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 626 km / 389 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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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.

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