A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 23:41:00 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.38 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 04:41:00 / June 18, 2017 @ 4:41 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ne1. Id of event: us20009ne1. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9729° West, -32.1341° South, depth 23.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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