A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 44.75 km, -71.7207° West, -34.7746° South. The temblor was picked up at 00:13:41 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.75 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 04:13:41 / February 6, 2018 @ 4:13 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000chbc. Unique identifier: us1000chbc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Javier, Rengo, Constitución (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 36 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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