A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8907° West, -31.7117° South, depth 25.48 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.48 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 04:34:48 / September 18, 2015 @ 4:34 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:34:48 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003jje. Event ids that are associated: us10003jje.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and six, 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 69 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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