A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:33:48 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:33 am. Unique identifier: us10003j4g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4g. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.8 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:33:48 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.803 West, latitude -31.932 South, depth = 20.8 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, La Ligua, Illapel. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eleven, in the last 10 days two hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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