A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Arica in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -70.985° West, -18.579° South, depth 20.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/10/16 / 2016-10-04 14:36:43 / October 4, 2016 @ 2:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006uyf. Unique identifier: us10006uyf. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:43 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.8 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica. Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 72 km W of Arica, Chile.
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