A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 09:06:21 / March 30, 2017 @ 9:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -74.0363° West, -37.0961° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d94. Id of event: us10008d94. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:06:21 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañete, Concepción, Talcahuano. Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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