A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 00:59:25 / May 23, 2019 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60003qzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003qzn. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8098 West, latitude -34.7971 South, depth = 48.09 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.09 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:59:25 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, San Clemente, Constitución (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 44 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile.
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