A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Los Andes in Chile. The temblor was reported at 08:02:24 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 12:02:24 / August 21, 2017 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000aa5u. Event ids that are associated: us2000aa5u. Exact location of event, depth 98.1 km, -70.389° West, -33.1283° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.1 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, Quilpué, Villa Alemana. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SSE of Los Andes, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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