A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us2000ah1v. Event ids that are associated: us2000ah1v. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74 West, latitude -36.6884 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:17:00 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 18:17:00 / September 6, 2017 @ 6:17 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chiguayante, Penco, Lota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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