A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.0358 West, latitude -31.7637 South, depth = 19.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 17:47:00 / October 13, 2015 @ 5:47 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.93 km (12 miles). Event id: us10003nd8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nd8. The temblor was detected at 12:47:00 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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