A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i9m. Id of event: us20008i9m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 17:30:49 / February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -74.4015° West, latitude -43.2085° South, depth = 15.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.96 km (10 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:30:49 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close 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 Chonchi, Puerto Quellón.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 64 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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