A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Exact location, longitude -72.0515° West, latitude -31.7104° South, depth = 26.07 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003kln. Unique identifier: us10003kln. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 02:00:59 / October 6, 2015 @ 2:00 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 21:00:59 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.07 km (16 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). 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.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 84 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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