A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 07:28:48 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4543 West, latitude -32.132 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us20003lu3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lu3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 10:28:48 / September 19, 2015 @ 10:28 am.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, Quillota, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and four, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km NNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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