A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhyz. Id of event: us6000dhyz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.22 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:14:30 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7092 West, latitude -31.9948 South, depth = 19.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 05:14:30 / February 16, 2021 @ 5:14 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, La Ligua, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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