A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 00:29:40 / January 14, 2016 @ 12:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:29:40 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.45 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fmy. Unique identifier: us10004fmy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0112 West, latitude -28.6434 South, depth = 97.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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