A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 04:35:57 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:35 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:57 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.36 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gyp. Unique identifier: us10004gyp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1018 West, latitude -31.6982 South, depth = 7.36 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 89 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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