A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.09 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3989° West, -28.4787° South, depth 20.09 km. Event id: us1000d6as. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d6as. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 01:45:11 / March 19, 2018 @ 1:45 am. The temblor was reported at 21:45:11 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 63 km W of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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