A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:23:25 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 11:23:25 / February 1, 2017 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wlu. Id of event: us10007wlu. Exact location of earthquake, -73.735° West, -37.2739° South, depth 26.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.77 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Laja, Penco, Talcahuano (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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