A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.9 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.664° West, latitude -31.64° South, depth = 38.9 km. Id of earthquake: us20003lnj. Event ids that are associated: us20003lnj. The temblor was picked up at 21:42:44 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 00:42:44 / September 19, 2015 @ 12:42 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-eight, 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km W of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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