A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.99 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:29:50 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003j2n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j2n. Exact location of earthquake, -69.8941° West, -22.1329° South, depth 72.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 12:29:50 / September 30, 2015 @ 12:29 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 31 km E of Tocopilla, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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