A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003j58. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j58. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:41:47 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:41 am. The temblor was detected at 03:41:47 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0122° West, -31.8053° South, depth 11.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.1 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and one, in the last 10 days two hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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