A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 102 km WSW of Illapel, Chile (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 14:28:56 / September 18, 2017 @ 2:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.2186 West, latitude -31.8431 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000apxj. Event ids that are associated: us2000apxj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:28:56 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 102 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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