ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Santiago):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-11 08:22
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 41.0 km
Maximum intensity: 2.1 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
San Antonio CL 1.5 86000 95.9 not felt
Cartagena CL 1.5 17000 97.5 not felt
El Tabo CL 1.4 no data available 97.8 not felt
Melipilla CL 1.1 63000 128.3 not felt
Santiago CL 1.0 4837000 185.5 not felt
Viña del Mar CL 1.0 295000 135.5 not felt
San Vicente de Tagua Tagua CL 1.0 30000 151.3 not felt
Paine CL 1.0 33000 170.4 not felt
Santa Cruz CL 1.0 33000 139.3 not felt
Limache CL 1.0 36000 155.9 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Santiago:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 799 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 3.8 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 13.33 earthquakes larger than M3.8 per year around Santiago. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 0.9 months (27 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Santiago and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
2012-3-25 7.1 41
2019-9-29 6.7 11
2011-2-14 6.7 21
2016-11-4 6.3 90
2010-3-15 6.2 14
2013-10-30 6.2 42
2010-3-28 6.0 30
2017-7-4 5.9 13
2012-12-27 5.9 14
2011-1-10 5.9 24

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.