A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location, longitude -70.7722° West, latitude -22.3498° South, depth = 34.51 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rgs. Id of event: us10007rgs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.51 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/01/17 / 2017-01-05 16:29:09 / January 5, 2017 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:29:09 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km WSW of Tocopilla, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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