A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Curico in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94.59 km (59 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000isjl. Unique identifier: us2000isjl. Exact location, longitude -71.0792° West, latitude -34.9876° South, depth = 94.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 17:55:06 / December 11, 2018 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:55:06 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Machalí (c. 27 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Machalí, Rancagua, San Javier (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km E of Curico, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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