A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:08:41 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.8523 West, latitude -37.9058 South, depth = 30.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000320y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000320y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 18:08:41 / August 13, 2015 @ 6:08 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Angol, Arauco, Curanilahue. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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