A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. Exact location, longitude -72.1124° West, latitude -31.8512° South, depth = 26.16 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d2h6. Unique identifier: us1000d2h6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 20:57:55 / March 9, 2018 @ 8:57 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.16 km (16 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:57:55 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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