A earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 13:28:06 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Santa Cruz in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/19 / 2019-08-01 18:28:06 / August 1, 2019 @ 6:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19213000, at00pvklyt. Id of event: at00pvklyt. Exact location, longitude -72.4° West, latitude -34.3° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Curicó, Teno, Melipilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 131 km (81 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Teno (c. 6 900 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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: 101 km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile.
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