Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Maule, Chile

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Maule, Chile at 00:54 UTC on November 22, 2020 (21:54 LT, November 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.7 km (12.2 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), EMSC M6.2 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles) NW of Constitucion (population 37 917), 156 km (97 miles) W of Santa Cruz (population 33 283), and 157 km (98 miles) NW of Talca (population 197 479), Chile.

There are about 28 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

1 381 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 4 393 000 weak.

There was no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Earthquakes in Chile and Argentina from October 22 to November 22, 2020 – all magnitudes. Credit: TW/SAM, Google

Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Selected cities exposed

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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