A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.7056 West, latitude -22.5374 South, depth = 10.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.06 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 04:21:13 / November 27, 2017 @ 4:21 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:21:13 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000buqi. Id of event: us2000buqi.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 71 km SW of Tocopilla, Chile.
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