A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Chonchi in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008drn. Unique identifier: us70008drn. The temblor was detected at 18:20:10 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 22:20:10 / March 21, 2020 @ 10:20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.11 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, depth 23.11 km, -74.3317° West, -42.8801° South.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Puerto Quellón, Chonchi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor 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. 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: 52 km SW of Chonchi, Chile.
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