A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:34:09 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9832 West, latitude -34.499 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:34:09 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003ly9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ly9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Molina, Chimbarongo, Curicó (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chimbarongo (c. 17 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 58 km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile.
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