A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Canete in Chile. The temblor was detected at 07:15:06 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 11:15:06 / September 7, 2016 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mnb. Unique identifier: us10006mnb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.714° West, latitude -37.898° South, depth = 15.7 km.
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Arauco, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 29 km WSW of Canete, Chile.
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