A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5965° West, -31.8281° South, depth 24.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 07:53:26 / January 7, 2021 @ 7:53 am. Event id: us6000d6d1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6d1. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:26 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.34 km (15 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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