A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 14:46:51 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.93 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000herf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000herf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 18:46:51 / September 14, 2018 @ 6:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.614° West, -32.5335° South, depth 19.93 km. 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 San Felipe, Llaillay, Limache (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km WSW of La Ligua, Chile.
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