A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ancud in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 01:02:40 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.6322° West, latitude -41.9082° South, depth = 49.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.28 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 04:02:40 / October 25, 2015 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003r97. Unique identifier: us10003r97.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Montt (c. 160 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto Varas (c. 25 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Calbuco (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Varas, Chonchi, Puerto Montt (min 5000 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 16 km ESE of Ancud, Chile.
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