A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Carlos in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 08:53:30 / April 4, 2017 @ 8:53 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008e8j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008e8j. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.74 km (52 miles). Exact location of event, depth 83.74 km, -72.0466° West, -36.3419° South. The temblor was picked up at 04:53:30 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, Tomé, Cabrero. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 12 km NW of San Carlos, Chile.
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