A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Cauquenes in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.7917 West, latitude -35.9221 South, depth = 44.09 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:48:43 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003phn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003phn. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.09 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 12:48:43 / October 18, 2015 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Javier, Bulnes, Longaví.
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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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