A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.85 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000h5qu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5qu. The temblor was detected at 17:43:39 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 21:43:39 / August 30, 2018 @ 9:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2377 West, latitude -32.39 South, depth = 44.85 km.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel, Valparaíso, Los Andes (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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