A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 16:49:58 / September 27, 2016 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006t88. Unique identifier: us10006t88. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:58 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.627° West, -23.1154° South, depth 14.06 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.06 km (9 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km NNW of Antofagasta, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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