A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:03:32 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.65 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 06:03:32 / January 1, 2016 @ 6:03 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004api. Id of event: us10004api. Exact location of event, depth 30.65 km, -71.5358° West, -31.5182° South.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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