A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Canete in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003gnv. Unique identifier: us20003gnv. Global time and date of event 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 10:17:56 / September 5, 2015 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.12 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.5997 West, latitude -37.8733 South, depth = 15.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:17:56 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lota, Nacimiento, Traiguén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km WSW of Canete, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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