Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 79 km depth
16 Nov 14:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
16 Nov 14:42: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
16 Nov 14:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 76.1 to 79.1 km (from 47 to 49 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.8 km (3 mi) towards WNW.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 14:42Light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 64 km northeast of Viña del Mar, Chile
4.2 quake 14 km W of La Ligua, Chile, 16 Nov 11.22 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 19 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 71 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 16 November 2020 at 11.22 am local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile, which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake 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 La Ligua (pop. 24,900) located 14 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hacienda La Calera (pop. 49,100) located 38 km from the epicenter, Quillota (pop. 67,800) 48 km away, Llaillay (pop. 16,600) 57 km away, Limache (pop. 35,900) 62 km away, Viña del Mar (pop. 294,600) 64 km away, Quilpué (pop. 130,300) 65 km away, and Valparaíso (pop. 282,400) 67 km away.
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