A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:09:55 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.5 km (28 miles). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 05:09:55 / January 28, 2020 @ 5:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.5149 West, latitude -31.7438 South, depth = 44.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007hxy. Unique identifier: us60007hxy.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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