A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.79 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, depth 51.79 km, -71.342° West, -31.8276° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006py1. Id of event: us60006py1. The temblor was detected at 18:05:01 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 22:05:01 / December 10, 2019 @ 10:05 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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