A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puente Alto in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/16 / 2016-12-05 16:57:05 / December 5, 2016 @ 4:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -70.1° West, -33.59° South, depth 111.8 km. Id of earthquake: us10007ezd. Event ids that are associated: us10007ezd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.8 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:57:05 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rancagua, Machalí, El Monte (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km E of Puente Alto, Chile.
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