A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 07:55:02 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003nb0. Id of event: us20003nb0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.76 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0009 West, latitude -31.6156 South, depth = 26.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 12:55:02 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:55 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel. Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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