A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location, longitude -70.7393° West, latitude -28.1088° South, depth = 80.15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 16:38:03 / April 5, 2018 @ 4:38 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:38:03 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dv10. Unique identifier: us2000dv10. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.15 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó, Vallenar (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km N of Vallenar, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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