A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Coihueco in Chile on Friday. Unique identifier: us10003jqi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jqi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.75 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.674 West, latitude -36.6225 South, depth = 101.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:28:06 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:28:06 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:28 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Cabrero (c. 18 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bulnes (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yumbel, Cauquenes, Linares.
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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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