A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Canete in Chile on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008xkv. Unique identifier: us70008xkv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:08 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 15:13:08 / April 16, 2020 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -73.7743° West, -37.9853° South.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Traiguén, Carahue, Angol. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km WSW of Canete, Chile.
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