A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 20:39:22 / 8:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.02 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008t7q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008t7q. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 00:39:22 / March 20, 2017 @ 12:39 am. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0262 West, latitude -28.7867 South, depth = 67.02 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-four 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. 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: 35 km SW of Vallenar, Chile.
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