A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 09:06:47 / January 27, 2018 @ 9:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.9 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.2817 West, latitude -29.1002 South, depth = 54.9 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:06:47 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000cqb9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqb9.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Vallenar.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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