A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.46 km (10 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 06:48:24 / March 30, 2017 @ 6:48 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:48:24 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -74.0098° West, -37.0864° South, depth 16.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008d88. Event ids that are associated: us10008d88.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Penco, Cañete, Concepción (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 63 km WNW of Arauco, Chile.
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