A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 14:07:21 / September 26, 2017 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000auxj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000auxj. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:07:21 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3743 West, latitude -28.3432 South, depth = 19.86 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.86 km (12 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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