A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 05:10:23 / January 6, 2016 @ 5:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -71.686° West, -32.201° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004bpe. Event ids that are associated: us10004bpe. The temblor was picked up at 02:10:23 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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