A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Taltal in Chile on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:07:32 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.5042° West, -25.2359° South, depth 48.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 06:07:32 / October 6, 2015 @ 6:07 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kms. Id of event: us10003kms. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.82 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km N of Taltal, Chile.
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