A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 04:03:33 / February 19, 2017 @ 4:03 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:03:33 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.6885 West, latitude -37.5527 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008kqn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kqn.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción, La Laja, Chiguayante (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 7 km NNW of Lebu, Chile.
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