A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Tarapaca, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from Tarapaca, Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.4183° West, latitude -18.058° South, depth = 145.27 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 145.27 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 23:21:37 / September 13, 2017 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000alzg. Unique identifier: us2000alzg. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:21:37 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Tarapaca, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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