A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:48 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.9 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004fif. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fif. Exact location of event, depth 82.9 km, -71.224° West, -32.106° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 07:08:48 / January 19, 2016 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quillota, Llaillay, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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