A major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 10:22:27 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007mn3. Ids that are associated to the event: at00oiqvxe, pt16360050, us10007mn3. Exact location of earthquake, -73.8972° West, -43.4167° South, depth 33.01 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.01 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto Quellon in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:22:27 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:22 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 40 km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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