A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10003j55. Event ids that are associated: us10003j55. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:14:03 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:14:03 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.916° West, latitude -31.851° South, depth = 15 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 75 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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