ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Santiago):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-25 17:20
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 34.0 km
Maximum intensity: 2.9 (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
Valparaíso CL 2.4 282000 49.1 barely felt
Quilpué CL 2.4 130000 59.4 barely felt
Viña del Mar CL 2.4 295000 51.4 barely felt
Quillota CL 2.4 68000 62.1 barely felt
La Ligua CL 2.3 25000 60.5 barely felt
Villa Alemana CL 2.3 97000 63.2 barely felt
Hacienda La Calera CL 2.2 49000 60.9 barely felt
Limache CL 2.2 36000 68.7 barely felt
San Antonio CL 1.6 86000 109.2 not felt
San Felipe CL 1.6 59000 105.3 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Santiago:

In the past 30 days, 52 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher were detected in Offshore Valparaiso, Chile (see map section). Therefore, the earthquake activity of the past month has been significantly lower relative to long-term trends (more than 20% deviation).


Since 1960, 813 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 3.9 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 13.57 earthquakes larger than M3.9 per year around Santiago. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very 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)
2015-9-16 8.3 22
1985-3-3 8.0 33
1971-7-9 7.8 60
1965-3-28 7.4 70
1985-3-4 7.4 33
1981-10-16 7.2 33
1985-4-9 7.2 38
1997-10-15 7.1 58
2010-3-11 7.0 18
2015-9-16 7.0 28

*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 stops: 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 a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors 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 the 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 a 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 of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, 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.