A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Salamanca in Chile on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 108.39 km (67 miles). Exact location, longitude -70.2978° West, latitude -31.6517° South, depth = 108.39 km. The temblor was detected at 22:00:02 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 22:00:02 / January 5, 2021 @ 10:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5x0. Id of event: us6000d5x0.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Illapel, Salamanca. The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen 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.
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