A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 103 km W of Illapel, Chile (64 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.09 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 22:06:38 / September 26, 2017 @ 10:06 pm. Exact location, longitude -72.2376° West, latitude -31.7843° South, depth = 7.09 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:06:38 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000av56. Unique identifier: us2000av56. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 103 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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