A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Event id: us1000bmup. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bmup. Exact location of event, depth 26.53 km, -74.179° West, -37.5227° South. The temblor was detected at 13:22:26 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/17 / 2017-12-06 18:22:26 / December 6, 2017 @ 6:22 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.53 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Cañete, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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