A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:55:28 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100044gq. Ids that are associated to the event: us100044gq. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.6 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.713° West, -31.479° South, depth 36.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/15 / 2015-12-06 17:55:28 / December 6, 2015 @ 5:55 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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: 54 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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