A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9704 West, latitude -31.542 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20003n9k. Event ids that are associated: us20003n9k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 10:05:49 / September 23, 2015 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:49 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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