A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:31:17 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003j56. Unique identifier: us10003j56. The temblor was detected at 05:31:17 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.16 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.7632 West, latitude -31.2089 South, depth = 20.16 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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