A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Coihueco in Chile. 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 108.65 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 108.65 km, -71.6125° West, -36.925° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s99. Id of event: us10006s99. Global time and date of event 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 05:51:06 / September 24, 2016 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:51:06 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Ángeles, Parral, Yumbel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cabrero (c. 18 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bulnes (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 39 km SSE of Coihueco, Chile.
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