A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:52 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600061xj. Ids that are associated to the event: us600061xj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.63 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 18:43:52 / October 23, 2019 @ 6:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.683 West, latitude -31.4679 South, depth = 39.63 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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