A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Felipe in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:46:21 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 11:46:21 / April 21, 2019 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.61 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700039yx. Event ids that are associated: us700039yx. Exact location of earthquake, -70.3556° West, -32.3425° South, depth 124.61 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, La Ligua, Llaillay. The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen 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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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: 57 km NE of San Felipe, Chile.
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