A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:08:35 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:08 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.33 km (9 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rw1. Unique identifier: us10006rw1. Exact location, longitude -70.7674° West, latitude -23.1136° South, depth = 14.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:08:35 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 70 km NNW of Antofagasta, Chile.
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