A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 19:47:00 / May 16, 2017 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:47:00 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008stz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008stz. Exact location, longitude -71.8123° West, latitude -31.9388° South, depth = 64.65 km.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, La Ligua, Illapel. Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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