A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 16:33:31 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.81 km, -71.7572° West, -31.4311° South. Id of earthquake: us600061zg. Event ids that are associated: us600061zg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 20:33:31 / October 23, 2019 @ 8:33 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.81 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 60 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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