A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.4 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jac. Id of event: us10003jac. Exact location of event, depth 6.4 km, -71.7978° West, -31.5581° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:05:30 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:05 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:30 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 60 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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