A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Canete in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 18:41:52 / May 17, 2016 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.5216 West, latitude -38.0919 South, depth = 16.72 km. Event id: us10005i1c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i1c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.72 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:41:52 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Imperial, Angol, Traiguén. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SSW of Canete, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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