A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mulchen in Chile. The temblor was detected at 04:52:16 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.05 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006s9y. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006s9y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 08:52:16 / September 24, 2016 @ 8:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 87.05 km, -72.1494° West, -37.7794° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Victoria (c. 24 600 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Mulchén (c. 22 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lautaro (c. 21 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lautaro, Cabrero, Yumbel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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