A major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:22:22 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -74.537° West, latitude -43.312° South, depth = 14.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oiqvxe, pt16360050. Unique identifier: pt16360050. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.9 km (9 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 14:22:22 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:22 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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