A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Exact location, longitude -74.5049° West, latitude -43.4926° South, depth = 16.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mnb. Id of event: us10007mnb. The temblor was detected at 09:32:13 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:32:13 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.57 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 83 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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