A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. Id of earthquake: us20005da1. Event ids that are associated: us20005da1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 02:24:42 / March 30, 2016 @ 2:24 am. Exact location, longitude -71.887° West, latitude -34.612° South, depth = 19.6 km. The temblor was reported at 23:24:42 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.6 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chimbarongo (c. 17 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Molina, Chimbarongo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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