A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.61 km (17 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:11:06 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100086k8. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086k8. Exact location of earthquake, -74.0636° West, -43.2275° South, depth 27.61 km. Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 19:11:06 / March 2, 2017 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón. Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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