A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.13 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5658 West, latitude -31.8113 South, depth = 47.13 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:32:12 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 12:32:12 / January 17, 2021 @ 12:32 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000d0w9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0w9.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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