A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.5 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 21:26:13 / September 18, 2015 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:26:13 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.8956 West, latitude -32.3154 South, depth = 17.5 km. Id of earthquake: us20003lke. Event ids that are associated: us20003lke.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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