A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 02:50:55 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5983 West, latitude -28.7146 South, depth = 11.6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 06:50:55 / May 5, 2017 @ 6:50 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pl9. Id of event: us10008pl9.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km W of Vallenar, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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