A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Penco in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/15 / 2015-09-03 13:37:58 / September 3, 2015 @ 1:37 pm. Exact location of event, depth 51.88 km, -72.7487° West, -36.771° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.88 km (32 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003fyz. Unique identifier: us20003fyz. The temblor was detected at 09:37:58 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauquenes, Curanilahue, Los Ángeles. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km ESE of Penco, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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