A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Parral in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.7479° West, latitude -36.2293° South, depth = 85.09 km. The temblor was reported at 23:03:32 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 03:03:32 / March 27, 2017 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008uxc. Event ids that are associated: us20008uxc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.09 km (53 miles).
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talca, San Clemente, Bulnes (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven 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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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: 11 km SE of Parral, Chile.
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