A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Las Animas in Chile. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:28:07 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.9946° West, latitude -39.7791° South, depth = 63.7 km. Global time and date of event 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 11:28:07 / September 19, 2018 @ 11:28 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hh2h. Unique identifier: us2000hh2h. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.7 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Osorno (c. 135 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Valdivia (c. 133 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Villarrica (c. 31 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Las Animas (c. 30 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Panguipulli (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pitrufquén, Osorno, Villarrica (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km E of Las Animas, Chile.
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