A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Lebu in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.56 km (17 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 03:29:59 / May 28, 2016 @ 3:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.1195 West, latitude -37.5035 South, depth = 27.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:29:59 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005yqc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005yqc.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arauco, Cañete, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). 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 three and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 43 km WNW of Lebu, Chile.
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