A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Copiapo in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/12/15 / 2015-12-16 00:35:58 / December 16, 2015 @ 12:35 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.32 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:35:58 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.0524° West, -27.2013° South, depth 100.32 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004hh1. Id of event: us20004hh1.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km ENE of Copiapo, Chile.
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