A major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Constitucion in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1447 West, latitude -35.4759 South, depth = 9.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pyloci, pt19272001, us70005nie. Unique identifier: us70005nie. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.79 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Constitucion in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:57:53 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/09/19 / 2019-09-29 15:57:53 / September 29, 2019 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Linares, Longaví, Penco. Epicenter of the event was 139 km (86 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 146 km (91 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km WSW of Constitucion, Chile.
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