A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Curico in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.8759 West, latitude -35.1522 South, depth = 99.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5k0. Id of event: us2000a5k0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:13:30 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.48 km (62 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 13:13:30 / August 1, 2017 @ 1:13 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, Rengo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 sixteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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