A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Salamanca in Chile. The temblor was detected at 21:59:04 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 21:59:04 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5862 West, latitude -31.7281 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c9md. Unique identifier: us6000c9md. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Salamanca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km E of Salamanca, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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