A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6388 West, latitude -28.6648 South, depth = 19.49 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:41:11 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008pju. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pju. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.49 km (12 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 03:41:11 / May 5, 2017 @ 3:41 am.
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 86 km W of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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