A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 13:29:54 / February 20, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.52 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.8236 West, latitude -37.5277 South, depth = 30.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:29:54 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kwc. Id of event: us20008kwc.
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coronel, Lota, Arauco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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