A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Lebu in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 09:37:23 / February 19, 2017 @ 9:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:37:23 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.79 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.8805 West, latitude -37.5495 South, depth = 17.79 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ksb. Id of event: us20008ksb.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coronel, Lota, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km WNW of Lebu, Chile.
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