A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Illapel in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rum. Unique identifier: us10004rum. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 21:53:52 / February 22, 2016 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0701° West, -31.6744° South, depth 8.39 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:52 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.39 km (5 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 85 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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