A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Salamanca in Chile on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.6 km (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:26:44 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000h5xw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5xw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -70.7508° West, latitude -31.807° South, depth = 106.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 10:26:44 / August 31, 2018 @ 10:26 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Illapel, Salamanca. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km E of Salamanca, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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