A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.61 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:20:43 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000drzu. Event ids that are associated: us1000drzu. Exact location, longitude -69.4857° West, latitude -21.8462° South, depth = 84.61 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 13:20:43 / April 25, 2018 @ 1:20 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama, Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 78 km ENE of Tocopilla, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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