A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10003kx5. Event ids that are associated: us10003kx5. Global time and date of event 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 12:34:36 / October 7, 2015 @ 12:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.77 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:34:36 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 23.77 km, -71.7728° West, -31.4877° South.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-seven, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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