A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 11:29:43 / July 20, 2018 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000g9nl. Event ids that are associated: us2000g9nl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.4046 West, latitude -27.539 South, depth = 94.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:43 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 94.72 km (59 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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