A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10008hfh. Event ids that are associated: us10008hfh. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8582 West, latitude -31.7384 South, depth = 57.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 01:36:22 / April 14, 2017 @ 1:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.69 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:36:22 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km W of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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