A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:26:38 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 28.8 km, -71.4556° West, -28.4406° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.8 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 21:26:38 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008hzb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hzb.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.
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