A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location, longitude -70.3101° West, latitude -21.6113° South, depth = 33.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.91 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bt4. Id of event: us10004bt4. The temblor was detected at 09:41:08 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 12:41:08 / January 6, 2016 @ 12:41 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 54 km NNW of Tocopilla, Chile.
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