A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.43 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.8718 West, latitude -32.1444 South, depth = 10.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003kjt. Event ids that are associated: us10003kjt. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:16 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 21:58:16 / October 5, 2015 @ 9:58 pm.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two 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 earthquakes 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: 69 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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