A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0693 West, latitude -31.279 South, depth = 12.12 km. Unique identifier: us10003j4i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4i. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:26:38 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.12 km (8 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:26:38 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ninety-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 94 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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