A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 117 km NNW of Talcahuano, Chile (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:39:18 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.8069 West, latitude -35.8204 South, depth = 18.93 km. Event id: us20008kaw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kaw. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.93 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 19:39:18 / February 16, 2017 @ 7:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 117 km NNW of Talcahuano, Chile.
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