A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10003jiq. Event ids that are associated: us10003jiq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 21:47:26 / September 18, 2015 @ 9:47 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:47:26 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.3 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, depth 50.3 km, -72.045° West, -31.723° South.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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