A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Copiapo in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:57:10 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.8 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008hs8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hs8. Exact location of event, depth 85.8 km, -70.409° West, -27.065° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 02:57:10 / April 15, 2017 @ 2:57 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diego de Almagro, Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km NNW of Copiapo, Chile.
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