A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9266° West, -31.4595° South, depth 35.53 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.53 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005j9i. Event ids that are associated: us20005j9i. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 19:24:42 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:24:42 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 74 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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