A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1378 West, latitude -31.8146 South, depth = 1.68 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:29:15 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ac8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac8a. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.68 km (1 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 10:29:15 / August 27, 2017 @ 10:29 am.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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