A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Molina in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:30:36 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.03 km (67 miles). Exact location of event, depth 107.03 km, -71.3559° West, -35.23° South. Event id: us1000bxlk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bxlk. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 10:30:36 / December 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, Longaví, Linares (min 5000 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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