A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Exact location, longitude -74.2549° West, latitude -43.1703° South, depth = 16.26 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 01:25:49 / January 22, 2017 @ 1:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.26 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007upc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007upc.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 52 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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