A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 01:35:27 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000e03s. Unique identifier: us2000e03s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 05:35:27 / April 14, 2018 @ 5:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.2915 West, latitude -28.366 South, depth = 93.94 km.
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 51 km ENE of Vallenar, Chile.
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