A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cañete in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000crjg. Event ids that are associated: us7000crjg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 11:52:12 / December 16, 2020 @ 11:52 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.11 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:52:12 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.5721 West, latitude -38.2011 South, depth = 17.11 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Curanilahue, Nueva Imperial. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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