A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Taltal in Chile. The temblor was reported at 10:39:09 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008fuw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008fuw. Exact location, longitude -71.043° West, latitude -25.9043° South, depth = 49.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.36 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 15:39:09 / April 8, 2017 @ 3:39 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 79 km SW of Taltal, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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