A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. Unique identifier: us10003jhe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jhe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.695 West, latitude -31.479 South, depth = 19.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:00:40 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 03:00:40 / September 18, 2015 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 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 two hundred and thirty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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