A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:22:35 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.66 km (25 miles). Global time and date of event 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 16:22:35 / October 28, 2018 @ 4:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -71.2359° West, latitude -27.3754° South, depth = 39.66 km. Event id: us1000hi8w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hi8w.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 89 km W of Copiapo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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