A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.886 West, latitude -31.4683 South, depth = 28.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.43 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048rv. Id of event: us100048rv. The temblor was reported at 17:02:34 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 22:02:34 / December 17, 2015 @ 10:02 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 70 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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