Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 70 km WNW of Illapel, Chile


Earthquake location -31.4831S, -71.8901WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was detected at 06:30:14 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.27 km (37 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 06:30:14 / September 16, 2020 @ 6:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 59.27 km, -71.8901° West, -31.4831° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bnuw. Id of event: us7000bnuw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 70 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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