A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:44:00 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.7617° West, latitude -32.2559° South, depth = 22.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.42 km (14 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/19 / 2019-09-15 16:44:00 / September 15, 2019 @ 4:44 pm. Unique identifier: us70005gpv. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005gpv.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 54 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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