A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.677 West, latitude -23.0937 South, depth = 24.93 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 17:07:27 / September 27, 2016 @ 5:07 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:07:27 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006t8j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006t8j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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