A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kzx. Id of event: us20003kzx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 22:36:34 / September 17, 2015 @ 10:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.923 West, latitude -31.54 South, depth = 34.3 km. The temblor was reported at 17:36:34 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.3 km (21 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fifty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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