A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7078° West, -31.6813° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:12:34 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000alu1. Id of event: us7000alu1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/07/20 / 2020-07-11 06:12:34 / July 11, 2020 @ 6:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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