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.
|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Region||OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE|
|Distances||542 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 Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 24.8 km (15.4 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=169, Nph=169, Dmin=891.7 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp=205°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
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