A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9481 West, latitude -31.7367 South, depth = 8.37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.37 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:10:36 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:10 am. The temblor was reported at 03:10:36 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003j52. Event ids that are associated: us10003j52.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and four, in the last 10 days two hundred and four, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km W of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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