International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255727
Event time 2020-09-03 03:23:56 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 07:23:56 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 03:41:29 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.6
Depth 14.85 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 4
Possible effects Most people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing. Dishes, windows, and doors rattle. The earthquake feels like a heavy truck hitting the walls. A few people outdoors may feel movement. Parked cars rock.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

Continent South-America
Country Chile
Administration area
Nearest settlement Carrizal Bajo
Distance 30 km
Course WNW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region South Pacific
Water surface name South Pacific Ocean

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Huasco (60.33 km), Puerto Calderilla (110.11 km), Puerto Caldera (114.97 km)
Nearest airports
Vallenar Airport (97.22 km), Desierto de Atacama Airport (98.66 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.