A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.1792 West, latitude -28.9801 South, depth = 109.98 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.98 km (68 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 13:16:02 / April 15, 2018 @ 1:16 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:16:02 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000e0kh. Event ids that are associated: us2000e0kh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km SE of Vallenar, Chile.
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