A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. The temblor was reported at 21:58:52 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hax0. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hax0. Exact location of event, depth 39.03 km, -71.8391° West, -34.7173° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 01:58:52 / October 12, 2018 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.03 km (24 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Javier, San Clemente, Rengo (min 5000 pop).
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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