A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3693 West, latitude -31.7136 South, depth = 50.3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zuf. Id of event: us20004zuf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 21:43:15 / February 12, 2016 @ 9:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.3 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:43:15 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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