A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.71 km (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 12:33:53 / April 18, 2017 @ 12:33 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ikb. Unique identifier: us10008ikb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:33:53 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.71 km, -71.428° West, -31.844° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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