A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.9252° West, -32.1033° South, depth 22.34 km. The temblor was reported at 07:13:19 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004yq6. Unique identifier: us20004yq6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.34 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 12:13:19 / February 8, 2016 @ 12:13 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, La Ligua.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 75 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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