A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Taltal in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 18:33:47 / October 23, 2015 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -71.0705° West, latitude -25.6641° South, depth = 20.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:33:47 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003r26. Unique identifier: us10003r26. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.17 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taltal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 65 km WSW of Taltal, Chile.
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