A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto Chacabuco in Chile on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:34:46 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000deg8. Unique identifier: us7000deg8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 01:34:46 / March 1, 2021 @ 1:34 am. Exact location, longitude -72.7343° West, latitude -45.9745° South, depth = 9.6 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coihaique, Puerto Aisén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Coihaique (c. 45 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Aisén (c. 16 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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