A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Talca in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 84.31 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 09:11:17 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:11:17 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6227° West, -35.4236° South, depth 84.31 km. Event id: us10008ts8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ts8.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 3 km (2 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Cauquenes, Parral.
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 4 km ENE of Talca, Chile.
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