A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:55:50 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.18 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.1758° West, -23.5994° South, depth 17.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 15:55:50 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kx4. Unique identifier: us20005kx4.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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