Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

Strong and shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.2 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00 UTC. The epicenter was 542 km (336 miles) WSW of Castro, Los Lagos, Chile (44.594°S, 80.073°W). Recorded depth was 10 km (6.2 miles). Servicio Sismológico (U. de Chile) is reporting 6.3 magnitude with depth od 10 km.

No tsunami alert was issued.

Magnitude6.2
Date-Time
  • Friday, May 18, 2012 at 02:00:41 UTC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 09:00:41 PM at epicenter
Location44.594°S, 80.073°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
RegionOFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE
Distances542 km (336 miles) WSW of Castro, Los Lagos, Chile
639 km (397 miles) W of Coihaique, Aisen, Chile
676 km (420 miles) WSW of Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile
1478 km (918 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 24.8 km (15.4 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=169, Nph=169, Dmin=891.7 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp=205°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb0009sgu

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

Tags: chile

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