A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 00:42:20 / May 17, 2017 @ 12:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.6 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:42:20 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.0748° West, latitude -22.0127° South, depth = 46.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sw0. Id of event: us10008sw0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (10 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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