A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.96 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 09:08:01 / October 28, 2015 @ 9:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000403h. Unique identifier: us2000403h. Exact location, longitude -70.4821° West, latitude -23.1758° South, depth = 25.96 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:08:01 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 53 km N of Antofagasta, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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