A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Salamanca in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 22:04:50 / September 21, 2016 @ 10:04 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:04:50 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rgh. Unique identifier: us10006rgh. Exact location of event, longitude -70.6537 West, latitude -31.7723 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Illapel, Salamanca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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