A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8098 West, latitude -32.3694 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000bgcv. Event ids that are associated: us6000bgcv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 03:04:34 / August 18, 2020 @ 3:04 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:34 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Villa Alemana, Quilpué (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 55 km W of La Ligua, Chile.
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