A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Canete in Chile. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:44:34 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 05:44:34 / December 21, 2018 @ 5:44 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000ivrh. Event ids that are associated: us2000ivrh. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.52 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -73.3537° West, -37.7466° South, depth 22.52 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Collipulli, Traiguén, Coronel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NE of Canete, Chile.
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