A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile on Wednesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:50:46 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000ad70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ad70. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1547 West, latitude -36.6196 South, depth = 23.81 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.81 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/20 / 2020-06-17 00:50:46 / June 17, 2020 @ 12:50 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curanilahue, Chillán, La Laja. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 12 km NNW of Talcahuano, Chile.
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