A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 50.44 km, -71.2405° West, -28.308° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 00:39:04 / September 30, 2016 @ 12:39 am. Unique identifier: us10006tzx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006tzx. The temblor was detected at 20:39:04 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.44 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar. Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 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: 55 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.
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