A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 09:17:52 / February 17, 2017 @ 9:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.5704 West, latitude -23.4664 South, depth = 61.95 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 05:17:52 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.95 km (38 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008kem. Event ids that are associated: us20008kem.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km NW of Antofagasta, Chile.
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