A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:20:50 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.3 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003j8y. Event ids that are associated: us10003j8y. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6551° West, -31.6326° South, depth 45.3 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:20:50 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:20 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fifty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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