A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 101 km W of Illapel, Chile (63 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/15 / 2015-09-24 08:54:05 / September 24, 2015 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.5 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20003nlq. Event ids that are associated: us20003nlq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:54:05 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.217° West, latitude -31.784° South, depth = 20.5 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 101 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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