A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Friday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:48:17 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d36l. Event ids that are associated: us1000d36l. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.07 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 26.07 km, -71.8013° West, -32.1479° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 01:48:17 / March 10, 2018 @ 1:48 am.
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Salamanca, Illapel. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 63 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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