A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.1406 West, latitude -37.2128 South, depth = 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ap6b. Unique identifier: us2000ap6b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:12:09 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 17:12:09 / September 16, 2017 @ 5:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Coronel, Lota. Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km NW of Lebu, Chile.
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