A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, offshore Atacama, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Atacama, Chile. The temblor was reported at 02:29:59 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.06 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2917 West, latitude -27.887 South, depth = 25.06 km. Global time and date of event 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 02:29:59 / September 24, 2017 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000atse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atse.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: offshore Atacama, Chile.
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