A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.747 West, latitude -31.251 South, depth = 29.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.2 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 20:36:40 / January 16, 2016 @ 8:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zn3. Event ids that are associated: us20004zn3. The temblor was picked up at 17:36:40 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Illapel. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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