A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was reported at 03:01:05 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20003khw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003khw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:01:05 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.619° West, -31.6468° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel. Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and sixty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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