A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 16:47:25 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.9686 West, latitude -37.8325 South, depth = 17.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.22 km (11 miles). Event id: us10005gec. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gec. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/16 / 2016-05-10 21:47:25 / May 10, 2016 @ 9:47 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Curanilahue, Cañete.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 36 km SW of Lebu, Chile.
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