A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6611° West, -31.4457° South, depth 22.06 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:18:03 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:18 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:03 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.06 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10003j4x. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twenty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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