A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.78 km (44 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008i03. Id of event: us10008i03. Exact location of earthquake, -69.923° West, -21.9309° South, depth 70.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:42:32 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 23:42:32 / April 15, 2017 @ 11:42 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
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 eleven 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km ENE of Tocopilla, Chile.
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