Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 134 km northwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Monday, 16 Nov 11.22 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 134 km northwest of Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, on Monday, 16 Nov 11.22 am (GMT -3)

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, 14:42
Light 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)
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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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 16 Nov 2020 02:22:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 16 Nov 11.22 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 79.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.44°S / 71.41°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) W of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900)
42 km (26 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (Quillota) (pop: 49,100)
52 km (32 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800)
66 km (41 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaiso) (pop: 294,600)
68 km (42 mi) N of Quilpué (Marga Marga) (pop: 130,300)
73 km (45 mi) NW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300)
134 km (83 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
247 km (153 mi) W of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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 4.279 km17 Km Al O De La Ligua, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.273 km4.2 VALPARAISO, CHILEEMSC
M 4.268 km24 Km W of La Ligua, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
132.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
131.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
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