A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 12:18:02 / October 26, 2016 @ 12:18 pm. Unique identifier: us20007gu3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007gu3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.27 km (56 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:18:02 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.2406° West, latitude -27.6937° South, depth = 90.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km SSE of Copiapo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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