A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coronel in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 34.5 km, -73.433° West, -36.882° South. Global time and date of event 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 04:50:39 / August 28, 2016 @ 4:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.5 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006uqs. Id of event: us20006uqs. The temblor was detected at 23:50:39 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabrero, Lebu, Yumbel. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WNW of Coronel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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