A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:29:19 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.85 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us100044a4. Unique identifier: us100044a4. Exact location of event, depth 26.85 km, -70.2955° West, -22.5387° South. Global time and date of event 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 10:29:19 / December 5, 2015 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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