A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ifs. Id of event: us10008ifs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:14:29 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 21:14:29 / April 17, 2017 @ 9:14 pm. Exact location of event, depth 65.21 km, -69.8825° West, -22.3726° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.21 km (41 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama, Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km SE of Tocopilla, Chile.
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