A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Canete in Chile on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 14:42:24 / March 8, 2017 @ 2:42 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.88 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:42:24 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.8135° West, -38.0728° South, depth 22.88 km. Id of earthquake: us100087q2. Event ids that are associated: us100087q2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carahue, Curanilahue, Lebu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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