A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 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, depth 47.42 km, -70.7469° West, -27.2617° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009p5u. Unique identifier: us20009p5u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.42 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 00:43:40 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:43:40 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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