A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 22.91 km, -73.7688° West, -36.1395° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 23:41:33 / February 22, 2017 @ 11:41 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.91 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008lmg. Event ids that are associated: us20008lmg. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:41:33 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomé, Talcahuano (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 86 km NW of Talcahuano, Chile.
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