A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 125 km WNW of Illapel, Chile (78 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.3788 West, latitude -31.1809 South, depth = 17.1 km. Id of earthquake: us10003k09. Event ids that are associated: us10003k09. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.1 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:05:49 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:05:49 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:05 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 125 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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