A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lebu in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 17:55:39 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/16 / 2016-05-10 21:55:39 / May 10, 2016 @ 9:55 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gee. Id of event: us10005gee. Exact location of event, depth 17.98 km, -73.6919° West, -37.8299° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.98 km (11 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lota, Angol, Arauco. Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 23 km S of Lebu, Chile.
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