A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Chicureo Abajo in Chile. Id of earthquake: us6000bf5r. Event ids that are associated: us6000bf5r. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:11:58 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 11:11:58 / August 15, 2020 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -70.1587° West, -33.2232° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Monte, Talagante, Llaillay (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 46 km E of Chicureo Abajo, Chile.
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