A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.77 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.8511° West, latitude -36.9221° South, depth = 7.77 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sgy. Id of event: us10008sgy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 23:49:29 / May 14, 2017 @ 11:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:49:29 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomé, Penco, Lebu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km NW of Arauco, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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