A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Illapel in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005cjl. Unique identifier: us20005cjl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/16 / 2016-03-26 04:45:41 / March 26, 2016 @ 4:45 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.37 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0971 West, latitude -31.7433 South, depth = 15.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:45:41 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 89 km W of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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