A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Lebu in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cz5w. Event ids that are associated: us2000cz5w. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.2285 West, latitude -37.4535 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 21:58:36 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:58 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:58:36 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Cañete, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km WNW of Lebu, Chile.
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