A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:21:10 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.18 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20008jd5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jd5. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3909° West, -27.8611° South, depth 9.18 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 16:21:10 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
Did you feel the quake?
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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 100 km NW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.