A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Rengo in Chile on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007g74. Unique identifier: us20007g74. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 09:06:30 / October 23, 2016 @ 9:06 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.5 km (79 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:06:30 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.437° West, latitude -34.609° South, depth = 126.5 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Machalí (c. 27 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Graneros (c. 23 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rauco, Santa Cruz, Curicó (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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