A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tome in Chile on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cm4u. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm4u. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.4 km (5 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:50 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.4106° West, -36.0229° South, depth 7.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 14:42:50 / January 21, 2018 @ 2:42 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauquenes, Concepción, Penco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop).
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 77 km NNW of Tome, Chile.
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