A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Illapel in Chile. 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 43.18 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 06:54:38 / September 18, 2015 @ 6:54 am. Id of earthquake: us10003jjm. Event ids that are associated: us10003jjm. Exact location of event, depth 43.18 km, -71.4695° West, -31.409° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:38 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 37 km NW of Illapel, Chile.
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