Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Curicó, 14 km southeast of Curico, Maule Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 6:50 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Curicó, 14 km southeast of Curico, Maule Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 6:50 pm (GMT -3)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.4 at 100 km depth

3 Mar 22:02 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 11 minutes.
3 Mar 22:03: Profondeur recalculée de 103.0 à 105.0 km (de 64 à 65 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.4 km (1.5 mi) au SSE.
3 Mar 22:06: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: GUG (U. Chile)
3 Mar 23:42: Profondeur recalculée de 98.8 à 99.7 km (de 61 à 62 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.8 km (1.8 mi) au O.
Update Wed, 3 Mar 2021, 22:06
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Curico, Provincia de Curicó, Maule Region, Chile
4.4 quake 3 Mar 6:50 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 3 Mar 6:50 pm (GMT -3)
An intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported early evening near Curico, Provincia de Curicó, Maule Region, Chile.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 6:50 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 105 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Molina (pop. 28,800) located 14 km from the epicenter, Curico (pop. 102,400) 14 km away, Rauco (pop. 8,600) 24 km away, Chimbarongo (pop. 17,400) 42 km away, Santa Cruz (pop. 33,300) 53 km away, Talca (pop. 197,500) 61 km away, San Javier (pop. 22,400) 78 km away, and Linares (pop. 69,500) 95 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Mar 2021 21:50:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mercredi, 3 mars 2021 18:50 (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Profondeur: 99.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.081°S / 71.135°W (Curicó, Maule Region, Chili)
Volcan le plus près: Planchón-Peteroa (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km ENE de Molina (Provincia de Curicó, Maule Region) (pop: 28,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
14 km SE de Curicó (Maule Region) (pop: 102,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
24 km S de Teno (Curicó, Maule Region) (pop: 6,860) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
42 km S de Chimbarongo (Colchagua, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 17,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
54 km SSE de Santa Cruz (Colchagua, O'Higgins Region) (pop: 33,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
61 km NE de Talca (Maule Region) (pop: 197,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
79 km NE de San Javier (Maule Region) (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
95 km NNE de Linares (Maule Region) (pop: 69,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
171 km SSO de Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
186 km SSO de Santiago du Chili (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 30°C (86 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.41 km14 Km Al SE De Curicó, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.4103 km12 Km SE of Curicó, ChileUSGS
4.4104 kmMAULE, CHILEEMSC

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