A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Linares in Chile on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/17 / 2017-12-19 13:12:56 / December 19, 2017 @ 1:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000bt1l. Event ids that are associated: us1000bt1l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.84 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:12:56 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4743 West, latitude -35.863 South, depth = 101.84 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coihueco, Molina, Cauquenes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop). 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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