A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.8 km (26 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 10:57:27 / December 27, 2015 @ 10:57 am. Id of earthquake: us100049vn. Event ids that are associated: us100049vn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.02 West, latitude -31.697 South, depth = 41.8 km. The temblor was detected at 05:57:27 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 81 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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