A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9488 West, latitude -32.061 South, depth = 16.18 km. The temblor was detected at 06:53:33 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 11:53:33 / April 17, 2017 @ 11:53 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008ica. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ica. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.18 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 80 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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