A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Castro in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -74.6513 West, latitude -42.2085 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:24:07 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6zc. Unique identifier: us2000d6zc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 18:24:07 / February 14, 2018 @ 6:24 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chonchi, Ancud, Castro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 78 km WNW of Castro, Chile.
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