A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.29 km (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 02:41:00 / October 19, 2015 @ 2:41 am. Exact location, longitude -71.6758° West, latitude -34.7992° South, depth = 45.29 km. The temblor was reported at 23:41:00 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003pkk. Event ids that are associated: us10003pkk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Constitución, San Javier, Rengo (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile.
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