A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acct. Id of event: us2000acct. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 00:56:28 / August 28, 2017 @ 12:56 am. The temblor was reported at 20:56:28 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.64 km, -74.2961° West, -43.1599° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.64 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile.
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