A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Loncoche in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 05:39:00 / December 29, 2015 @ 5:39 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.61 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004a7f. Id of event: us10004a7f. The temblor was picked up at 02:39:00 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.7954 West, latitude -39.6381 South, depth = 57.61 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pucón, Río Bueno, Freire (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Valdivia (c. 133 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villarrica (c. 31 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Las Animas (c. 30 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pucón (c. 27 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Panguipulli (c. 16 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km SSW of Loncoche, Chile.
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