A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ancud in Chile. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:12:34 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). 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 23.14 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004cce. Event ids that are associated: us10004cce. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 12:12:34 / January 8, 2016 @ 12:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -74.2374° West, -41.6682° South, depth 23.14 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Calbuco, Ancud (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Calbuco (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km WNW of Ancud, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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