A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Constitución in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.55 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:37:18 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.6878° West, latitude -34.9597° South, depth = 25.55 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bd5j. Id of event: us6000bd5j. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 06:37:18 / August 12, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Constitución (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km NNW of Constitución, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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