A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003jj1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jj1. Exact location, longitude -71.9765° West, latitude -31.9247° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 03:38:11 / September 18, 2015 @ 3:38 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:38:11 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, La Ligua, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty, in the last 10 days two hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and two and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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