A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Laja in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.7738 West, latitude -37.1278 South, depth = 36.78 km. The temblor was reported at 14:42:19 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 18:42:19 / February 7, 2019 @ 6:42 pm. Event id: us2000jewl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jewl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.78 km (23 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Chillán, Mulchén.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km NNW of La Laja, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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