A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.998 West, latitude -27.006 South, depth = 94.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:38:17 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 94.6 km (59 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 19:38:17 / May 17, 2017 @ 7:38 pm. Event id: us10008t34. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t34.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diego de Almagro, Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 51 km NE of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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