A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Constitucion in Chile on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -73.0166° West, latitude -35.5022° South, depth = 18.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.03 km (11 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:42:17 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000499k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000499k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 10:42:17 / December 24, 2015 @ 10:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cauquenes, Constitución. Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km WSW of Constitucion, Chile.
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