A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Curico in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:10:29 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.1128° West, -35.059° South, depth 102.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 102.78 km (64 miles). Unique identifier: us70006usv. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006usv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 22:10:29 / January 4, 2020 @ 10:10 pm.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, Rengo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 13 km SE of Curico, Chile.
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