A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Canete in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.4412 West, latitude -38.0321 South, depth = 18.04 km. Global time and date of event 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 15:31:06 / September 15, 2016 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.04 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:31:06 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006pti. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pti.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Imperial, Nacimiento, Collipulli (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 26 km S of Canete, Chile.
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