Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Cachapoal, 26 km southeast of Rancagua, Provincia de Cachapoal, O\'Higgins Region, Chile, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:26 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Cachapoal, 26 km southeast of Rancagua, Provincia de Cachapoal, O\'Higgins Region, Chile, on Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:26 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 118 km depth

2 Jan 00:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
2 Jan 00:44: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
2 Jan 01:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 117.6 km (from 73 to 73 mi).
Date & time: 2 Jan 2021 00:26:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 1 Jan 2021 9:26 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 117.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.363°S / 70.581°W (Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Palomo (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Machali (Provincia de Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Rengo (O'Higgins Region) (pop: 38,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Rancagua (O'Higgins Region) (pop: 212,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Graneros (Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) E of San Vicente de Tagua Tagua (Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of San Vicente (Cachapoal, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 22,600) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NE of Chimbarongo (Colchagua, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSE of Paine (Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14.5°C (58 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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 4.1118 km26 Km Al SE De Rancagua, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.6123 kmLIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILEEMSC
M 4.6125 km27 Km SSE of Machalí, ChileUSGS

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Buin City (71.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Remezón fuerte pero corto, crujió toda la casa (reported through our app)
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