A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.833 West, latitude -34.7839 South, depth = 42.76 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 03:42:16 / March 11, 2017 @ 3:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:42:16 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.76 km (27 miles). Event id: us100088d4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088d4.
Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rengo, San Javier, San Clemente (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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