A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6396° West, -31.4835° South, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us10003j5j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j5j. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:00:53 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:00:53 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:00 am.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel. Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and sixty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 47 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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