A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.59 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:24:53 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20003max. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003max. Exact location of earthquake, -73.9075° West, -37.1557° South, depth 21.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 02:24:53 / September 21, 2015 @ 2:24 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talcahuano, Cañete, Concepción (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km W of Arauco, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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