A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Molina in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 19:47:46 / December 16, 2018 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.1496 West, latitude -35.1335 South, depth = 105 km. Id of earthquake: us2000iu6n. Event ids that are associated: us2000iu6n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:47:46 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 105 km (65 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Linares, Rengo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Questions or comments?
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. 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: 12 km E of Molina, Chile.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.