A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.4 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 16:25:11 / December 18, 2016 @ 4:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.254 West, latitude -31.736 South, depth = 54.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:25:11 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200082cw. Event ids that are associated: us200082cw.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Each 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and four 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SW of Illapel, Chile.
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