A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.9778 West, latitude -37.1297 South, depth = 15.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z0t. Id of event: us20004z0t. The temblor was detected at 09:20:46 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 14:20:46 / February 9, 2016 @ 2:20 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.6 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañete, Concepción, Talcahuano (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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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