A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Canete in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 23:19:29 / March 19, 2016 @ 11:19 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005b4i. Unique identifier: us20005b4i. Exact location of event, longitude -73.9791 West, latitude -38.1166 South, depth = 12.9 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:29 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carahue, Curanilahue, Lebu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 61 km SW of Canete, Chile.
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