Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 34 km south of Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 34 km south of Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 30 km depth

16 Jun 20:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
16 Jun 20:30: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
16 Jun 21:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 29.7 km (from 21 to 18.5 mi).
Update Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 20:30
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaíso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile
4.9 quake 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4)
4.9 quake 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4)
Just 17 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaíso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 4:13 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 21 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Cartagena (pop. 16,900) located 23 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Antonio (pop. 85,700) located 28 km from the epicenter, Valparaiso (pop. 282,400) 35 km away, Viña del Mar (pop. 294,600) 38 km away, Quilpue (pop. 130,300) 40 km away, Villa Alemana (pop. 97,300) 44 km away, Melipilla (pop. 63,100) 57 km away, Quillota (pop. 67,800) 65 km away, Santiago (pop. 4,837,300) 96 km away, and Puente Alto (pop. 510,400) 106 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 16 Jun 2021 20:13:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 16 Jun 4:13 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 29.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.342°S / 71.665°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: San José (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Cartagena (San Antonio) (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of San Antonio (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Quilpue (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NW of Melipilla (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) W of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.430 kmChile: 13 Km Al N De El TaboGUG (U. Chile)
4.720 kmVALPARAISO, CHILEEMSC
4.923 kmNear Coast of Central ChileGFZ
4.826 km26 Km NNW of Cartagena, ChileUSGS
4.628 kmNear Coast of Central ChileUSP

User reports for this quake (13)

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27 km of Valparaiso (7.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Very strong but short | One user found this interesting.  
Peñalolén (103 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Temblor corto como una sacudida | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Concon / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s : Short but strong shake . It started with rumble and then movement came | One user found this interesting.  
near Viña del Mar, Provincia de Valparaíso, Valparaíso (47.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Chicureo Abajo, Provincia de Chacabuco, Santiago Metropolitan (91.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan (92.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Quilpué / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Quilpué / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Valparaíso, Chile. (32.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Agua santa (35.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Valparaíso, Valparaíso (33.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Recreo (35.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Valparaíso / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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