A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006udi. Unique identifier: us10006udi. Exact location of event, longitude -71.709 West, latitude -32.078 South, depth = 16.3 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:25:11 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.3 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 11:25:11 / October 1, 2016 @ 11:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km NW of La Ligua, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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