A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 49.41 km, -71.7397° West, -34.7466° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.41 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/18 / 2018-07-30 18:45:35 / July 30, 2018 @ 6:45 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:45:35 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000gheu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gheu.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, San Clemente, Constitución (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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