A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Paine in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.47 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3708 West, latitude -33.9076 South, depth = 104.47 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:27:35 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j6xi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j6xi. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/19 / 2019-01-21 20:27:35 / January 21, 2019 @ 8:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, Lampa, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ESE of Paine, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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