A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.54 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7525° West, -31.2416° South, depth 28.54 km. Id of earthquake: us10003j59. Event ids that are associated: us10003j59. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:39:01 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:39:01 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Salamanca, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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