A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.4604 West, latitude -43.1112 South, depth = 15.67 km. The temblor was detected at 15:07:56 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008m8n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m8n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.67 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 19:07:56 / February 24, 2017 @ 7:07 pm.
The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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