A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from San Clemente in Chile on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:59:34 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 127.11 km, -70.6714° West, -35.5937° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003rir. Unique identifier: us10003rir. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.11 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 14:59:34 / October 26, 2015 @ 2:59 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, Rauco, Teno (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Clemente (c. 13 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 73 km E of San Clemente, Chile.
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