A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 02:17:23 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.4 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.8867° West, latitude -31.5605° South, depth = 32.4 km. Id of earthquake: us10003j4y. Event ids that are associated: us10003j4y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:17:23 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:17 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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