A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Canete in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 20:14:10 / August 27, 2016 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.27 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:14:10 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20006umh. Event ids that are associated: us20006umh. Exact location of earthquake, -73.4245° West, -38.0841° South, depth 24.27 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Nacimiento, Collipulli. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 31 km S of Canete, Chile.
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