A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Canete in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.6415 West, latitude -38.1 South, depth = 21.25 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:30 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000ax4l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ax4l. Global time and date of event 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 15:34:30 / October 26, 2017 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. 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 21.25 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Traiguén, Carahue (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Close 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 39 km SSW of Canete, Chile.
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