A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10006mwe. Event ids that are associated: us10006mwe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.87 km (21 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:54:32 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.704 West, latitude -32.3468 South, depth = 33.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 22:54:32 / September 7, 2016 @ 10:54 pm.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Felipe, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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