A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km W of Copiapo, Chile (106 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 16:44:06 / April 11, 2018 @ 4:44 pm. Unique identifier: us2000dy4f. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dy4f. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:06 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0492 West, latitude -27.1592 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 171 km W of Copiapo, Chile.
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