A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The temblor was reported at 17:02:49 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.9186 West, latitude -32.1508 South, depth = 26.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 17:02:49 / July 26, 2020 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000b4fn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b4fn. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.47 km (16 miles).
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Hacienda La Calera, Illapel.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 72 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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