A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.0371 West, latitude -37.4178 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 21:19:23 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:19 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:19:23 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cz4c. Id of event: us2000cz4c.
The epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talcahuano, Concepción, Chiguayante (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 40 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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