A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Curico in Chile on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 12:29:06 / October 27, 2018 @ 12:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.96 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000i5hd. Unique identifier: us2000i5hd. Exact location of earthquake, -71.1182° West, -35.0173° South, depth 97.96 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:29:06 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Javier, Rengo, San Clemente (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).
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 thirteen 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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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. 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: 11 km ESE of Curico, Chile.
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