A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.18 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:49:09 / 7:49 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 -72.0291 West, latitude -31.4403 South, depth = 34.18 km. Global time and date of event 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 12:49:09 / October 16, 2015 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003p4f. Event ids that are associated: us10003p4f.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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