A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/18 / 2018-10-15 16:21:06 / October 15, 2018 @ 4:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:21:06 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 52.71 km, -69.6387° West, -27.7403° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.71 km (33 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcci. Id of event: us1000hcci. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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