A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Taltal in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 36.3 km, -70.9022° West, -25.4873° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.3 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a9vx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9vx. The temblor was detected at 01:15:46 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 06:15:46 / August 20, 2017 @ 6:15 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal. Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km WSW of Taltal, Chile.
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