A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Canete in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -73.8837 West, latitude -38.159 South, depth = 28.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.08 km (17 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 22:48:59 / May 17, 2016 @ 10:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005i3k. Unique identifier: us10005i3k. The temblor was reported at 17:48:59 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carahue, Lebu, Cañete (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km SW of Canete, Chile.
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