A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Talca in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a66s. Id of event: us2000a66s. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.3 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.9101° West, latitude -35.1293° South, depth = 44.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 01:46:37 / August 9, 2017 @ 1:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:46:37 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Longaví, Chimbarongo, Linares.
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 thirteen 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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