A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Los Andes in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.477 West, latitude -32.984 South, depth = 15.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/15 / 2015-09-09 18:00:10 / September 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us20003hkr. Event ids that are associated: us20003hkr. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:00:10 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.1 km (9 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buin, Talagante, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 20 km SE of Los Andes, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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