A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from San Felipe in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:45:37 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d1w0. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1w0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.44 km (61 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -70.5166 West, latitude -32.5256 South, depth = 98.44 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 12:45:37 / December 22, 2020 @ 12:45 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lampa (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Lampa, Limache. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 31 km NE of San Felipe, Chile.
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