A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. 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: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 08:06:13 / March 18, 2018 @ 8:06 am. The temblor was reported at 04:06:13 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.58 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5514 West, latitude -28.8113 South, depth = 17.58 km. Unique identifier: us1000d615. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d615.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km WSW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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