A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tome in Chile on Sunday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:36:39 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 04:36:39 / January 10, 2016 @ 4:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.6591 West, latitude -36.3605 South, depth = 46.79 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.79 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004d8q. Id of event: us10004d8q.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Longaví, Lota, Coronel (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km NE of Tome, Chile.
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