A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.24 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0152° West, -31.7517° South, depth 10.24 km. Event id: us10003jzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jzg. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:08:53 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:08:53 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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