A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -70.0652 West, latitude -24.3482 South, depth = 61.35 km. 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: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:44:10 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.35 km (38 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:44:10 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hiw4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hiw4.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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