A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 00:51:46 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly 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). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:51:46 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003j8w. Unique identifier: us10003j8w. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.0617° West, -31.9102° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 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 two hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days two hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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