A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Carahue in Chile on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 05:00:04 / September 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.88 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000h8js. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h8js. The temblor was reported at 01:00:04 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.5718 West, latitude -38.9266 South, depth = 30.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Temuco (c. 238 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Loncoche (c. 15 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pitrufquén (c. 13 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Freire (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loncoche, Temuco, Freire (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 43 km SW of Carahue, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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