A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -73.9959° West, -37.07° South, depth 12.7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.7 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 11:39:22 / February 27, 2017 @ 11:39 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mnq. Id of event: us20008mnq. The temblor was detected at 06:39:22 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Penco, Concepción.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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