A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tome in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/16 / 2016-07-02 12:01:45 / July 2, 2016 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10005zgp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005zgp. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9849 West, latitude -36.273 South, depth = 27.63 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:01:45 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.63 km (17 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lota, Chillán, Coronel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km N of Tome, Chile.
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