A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gu3. Unique identifier: us20005gu3. Exact location, longitude -71.8689° West, latitude -31.4739° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:10:56 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 18:10:56 / April 10, 2016 @ 6:10 pm.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and five 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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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. 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: 69 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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