A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.92 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:46:24 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.01° West, -31.7653° South, depth 8.92 km. Unique identifier: us10003j68. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j68. 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 07:46:24 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km W of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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