A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.53 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 14:50:38 / November 13, 2016 @ 2:50 pm. Event id: us100077b9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077b9. Exact location, longitude -71.5608° West, latitude -28.8827° South, depth = 20.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:50:38 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km WSW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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