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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 130 km west of Castro, Chiloe, Los Lagos, Chile, on Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 at 10:12 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 130 km west of Castro, Chiloe, Los Lagos, Chile, on Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 at 10:12 am (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 130 km west of Castro, Chiloe, Los Lagos, Chile, on Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 at 10:12 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 7 km depth

6 Jul 15:18 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
6 Jul 15:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 10.0 km (from 9.3 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 75 km (47 mi) towards ESE.
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6 Jul 18:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.3 to 7.1 km (from 3.3 to 4.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.5 km (0.3 mi) towards E.
Update Wed, 6 Jul 2022, 15:24

Significant magnitude 5.3 earthquake 115 km west of Castro, Chile

5.3 quake 6 Jul 10:12 am (GMT -5)
5.3 quake 6 Jul 10:12 am (GMT -5)
A shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near Castro, Chiloé, Los Lagos, Chile.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, at 10:12 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
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 Castro (pop. 29,900) located 115 km from the epicenter, Chonchi (pop. 12,600) 118 km away, Ancud (pop. 28,000) 123 km away, and Dalcahue (pop. 13,100) 124 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 6, 2022 15:12:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jul 6, 2022 at 10:12 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth7.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.3146°S / 75.3412°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Antipode42.315°N / 104.659°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoHuequi (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities130 km (81 mi) W of Castro (Chiloe) (pop: 29,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) WSW of Ancud (Chiloe) (pop: 28,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) WNW of Quellon (Chiloe) (pop: 21,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
220 km (137 mi) WSW of Puerto Montt (pop: 160,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
224 km (139 mi) WSW of Puerto Varas (Llanquihue) (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
267 km (166 mi) SW of Osorno (pop: 135,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
329 km (204 mi) SSW of Valdivia (pop: 133,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
460 km (286 mi) SSW of Temuco (pop: 238,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 8.7°C (48 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 15 m/s (28 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | 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
5.57.1 km130 Km W of Castro, ChileUSGS
5.510 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileGFZ
5.57.1 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileRaspberryShake
5.310 kmChile: Near Puerto MonttRENASS
5.58 kmOFFSHORE LOS LAGOS, CHILEEMSC
5.412 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileGeoAu
5.40 kmOff Coast of Southern ChileOBSIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tornquist, Argentina (TRQA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1228 km / 763 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tornquist, Argentina: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Quellon, chiloe (166.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Quellon, chiloe (166.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 6, 2022 16:26
12 weeks ago
3.3

19 km
South Pacific Ocean, 132 km W of Castro, Chiloe, Los Lagos, ChileMore

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