A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported near the coast of Antofagasta, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008s80. Unique identifier: us10008s80. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 19:44:42 / May 13, 2017 @ 7:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -70.4032 West, latitude -21.761 South, depth = 34.38 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:44:42 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.38 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla. Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: near the coast of Antofagasta, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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