A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jjf. Id of event: us10003jjf. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 05:33:51 / September 18, 2015 @ 5:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6089 West, latitude -31.2382 South, depth = 36.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.58 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:33:51 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Salamanca, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and ten, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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