A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 13:34:02 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087y2. Unique identifier: us100087y2. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 17:34:02 / March 9, 2017 @ 5:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.67 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.67 km, -71.5248° West, -31.7829° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 33 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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