A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.59 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 00:25:19 / September 23, 2016 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:25:19 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.3418 West, latitude -27.9175 South, depth = 18.59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rtg. Unique identifier: us10006rtg.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 92 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.
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