A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 22.37 km, -69.6038° West, -21.5512° South. Id of earthquake: us1000d61n. Event ids that are associated: us1000d61n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:46:58 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.37 km (14 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 09:46:58 / March 18, 2018 @ 9:46 am.
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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