A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile on Friday. The temblor was detected at 05:44:40 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.7512° West, latitude -36.1344° South, depth = 12.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y11. Unique identifier: us20004y11. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 10:44:40 / February 5, 2016 @ 10:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Penco, Tomé, Talcahuano.
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 86 km NW of Talcahuano, Chile.
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