A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile, at 22:53 UTC (18:53 LT) on September 23, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC reports M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
The epicenter was located about 155 km (97 miles) WNW of Ancud (population 28 020), and 220 km (136 miles) W of Puerto Montt (population 160 054), Los Lagos Region, Chile.
49 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 292 000 weak.
There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
The USGS issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are adobe block and rubble/field stone masonry construction.
Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking
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