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

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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.

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
  • Friday, May 18, 2012 at 02:00:41 UTC
  • Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 09:00:41 PM at epicenter
Location 44.594°S, 80.073°W
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
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0009sgu

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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