A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.67 km (76 miles). Global time and date of event 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 22:19:32 / March 24, 2017 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:19:32 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.5201° West, latitude -27.5698° South, depth = 121.67 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ugc. Unique identifier: us20008ugc.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó. 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. 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 three 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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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: 83 km ESE of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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