A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Puente Alto in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 22:26:56 / August 22, 2020 @ 10:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.45 km (61 miles). Exact location, longitude -70.4124° West, latitude -33.6822° South, depth = 98.45 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bj7b. Event ids that are associated: us6000bj7b. The temblor was detected at 22:26:56 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rengo, Melipilla, Rancagua (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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