A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Salamanca in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:09:36 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 02:09:36 / August 9, 2019 @ 2:09 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.13 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.0005° West, latitude -32.119° South, depth = 86.13 km. Unique identifier: us600052ll. Ids that are associated to the event: us600052ll.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Quillota, Los Andes (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 38 km S of Salamanca, Chile.
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