A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Arauco in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 11:54:32 / February 1, 2017 @ 11:54 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, depth 30.36 km, -73.7615° West, -37.2751° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:54:32 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007wlz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wlz.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talcahuano, Concepción, Chiguayante (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km W of Arauco, Chile.
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