A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Traiguén in Chile on Monday. Unique identifier: us6000d5cc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5cc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:08:48 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 01:08:48 / January 4, 2021 @ 1:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude -72.5787 West, latitude -38.1983 South, depth = 67.65 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.65 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Temuco (c. 238 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Victoria (c. 24 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mulchén (c. 22 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lautaro (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pitrufquén, Cañete, Freire. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km NE of Traiguén, Chile.
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