A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.9035° West, latitude -32.126° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005i3l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i3l. The temblor was picked up at 12:44:53 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 17:44:53 / April 14, 2016 @ 5:44 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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