A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:58 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.7467° West, latitude -31.2518° South, depth = 26.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:23:58 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.04 km (16 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003k70. Unique identifier: us10003k70.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 69 km NW of Illapel, Chile.
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