A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mth. Id of event: us10003mth. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:13:34 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 05:13:34 / September 19, 2015 @ 5:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 49.5 km, -71.623° West, -31.824° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.5 km (31 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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