A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5907 West, latitude -31.7531 South, depth = 41.87 km. Global time and date of event 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 04:04:41 / April 14, 2018 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:04:41 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.87 km (26 miles). Event id: us2000e033. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e033.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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