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4.9-magnitude earthquake in Provincia de Santiago, Chile.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Nearly an hour ago a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck 25 km southwest of Santiago de Chile, Chile at a depth of 86.3km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

The light earthquake most likely did not cause any significant damage, but it would have felt by a number of cities and towns located close to the epicenter. Weak shaking was reported in Peñaflor (pop. 65,500) located 3 km from the epicenter, Talagante (pop. 51,800) 11 km away, El Monte (pop. 23,100) 15 km away, San Bernardo (pop. 249,900) 16 km away, Lo Prado (pop. 104,300) 20 km away, Buin (pop. 55,400) 21 km away, La Pintana (pop. 201,200) 22 km away, Santiago de Chile (pop. 4,837,300) 25 km away, Puente Alto (pop. 510,400) 27 km away, and Melipilla (pop. 63,100) 34 km away.

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