A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.0685 West, latitude -27.8028 South, depth = 29.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 00:07:28 / June 4, 2017 @ 12:07 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.3 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kjl. Id of event: us20009kjl. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:28 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar, Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km SW of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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