A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.22 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000b543. Event ids that are associated: us6000b543. The temblor was picked up at 00:40:04 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 00:40:04 / July 28, 2020 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 45.22 km, -71.7493° West, -34.7734° South.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Javier, Rengo, San Clemente. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 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 Santa Cruz, Chile.
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