A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 04:27:56 / April 15, 2016 @ 4:27 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ict. Unique identifier: us20005ict. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.56 km (14 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:56 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 22.56 km, -71.8122° West, -32.1612° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Salamanca, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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