A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 19:51:54 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 23:51:54 / December 28, 2016 @ 11:51 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.64 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, depth 15.64 km, -74.4714° West, -43.1165° South. Unique identifier: us10007nfi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007nfi.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón. Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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