A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.696 West, latitude -31.535 South, depth = 27.9 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:17:12 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:17:12 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j4n. Id of event: us10003j4n. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.9 km (17 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eighty-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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