A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taltal in Chile on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 14:13:58 / November 8, 2016 @ 2:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.62 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, depth 57.62 km, -70.183° West, -25.4077° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:13:58 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076a8. Id of event: us100076a8.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 30 km E of Taltal, Chile.
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