A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:12:22 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 02:12:22 / October 21, 2015 @ 2:12 am. Exact location, longitude -72.0508° West, latitude -31.7063° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003q4e. Unique identifier: us10003q4e.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 84 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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