A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Event id: us6000dkbt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkbt. The temblor was picked up at 06:18:51 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5515° West, -31.7434° South, depth 39.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.57 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 06:18:51 / February 23, 2021 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 38 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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