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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:07 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:07 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:07 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 May 05:12 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 5 minutes.
14 May 05:58: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 14 May 2022, 05:18
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 99 km southwest of Constitucion, Chile after midnight
4.5 quake 14 May 12:07 am (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 14 May 12:07 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred after midnight on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 12:07 am local time near Constitucion, Talca, Maule Region, Chile, as reported by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Quirihue (pop. 8,000) located 95 km from the epicenter, Cauquenes (pop. 31,400) 98 km away, Constitucion (pop. 37,900) 99 km away, Tomé (pop. 46,700) 103 km away, and Talcahuano (pop. 253,000) 111 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 14, 2022 05:07:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:07 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.7446°S / 73.5459°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode: 35.745°N / 106.454°E
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Longavi (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Quirihue (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNW of Tomé (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NNW of Talcahuano (pop: 253,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNW of Concepcion (pop: 215,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) NNW of Chiguayante (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of Coronel (pop: 92,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NW of Chillan (pop: 150,400) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) WSW of Talca (pop: 197,500) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) SW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (228 mi) SW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 12.2°C (54 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from S
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.310 km108 Km WNW of Quirihue, ChileUSGS
4.310 kmOFFSHORE MAULE, CHILEEMSC
4.310 kmOff Coast of Central ChileRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

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