A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.79 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:30:26 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -71.2651° West, latitude -28.4719° South, depth = 40.79 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:30:26 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009j2p. Id of event: us10009j2p.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.
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