A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Id of earthquake: us20009ycu. Event ids that are associated: us20009ycu. Exact location of event, longitude -70.7428 West, latitude -22.0098 South, depth = 14.29 km. The temblor was reported at 02:20:43 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 07:20:43 / July 20, 2017 @ 7:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.29 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby 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.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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