A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:57 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.66 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.6826° West, latitude -37.3012° South, depth = 17.66 km. Id of earthquake: us10006qck. Event ids that are associated: us10006qck. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 03:55:57 / September 17, 2016 @ 3:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacimiento, Penco, La Laja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 32 km W of Arauco, Chile.
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