A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Canete in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 07:12:39 / September 21, 2017 @ 7:12 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:39 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000asd1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000asd1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.683 West, latitude -37.9104 South, depth = 6.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.87 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacimiento, Carahue, Traiguén (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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. 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: 27 km WSW of Canete, Chile.
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