A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.45 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000cqhr. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqhr. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 07:13:10 / December 12, 2020 @ 7:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:13:10 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.8081° West, latitude -32.2775° South, depth = 22.45 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Limache, Villa Alemana, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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