A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Copiapo in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.0876 West, latitude -27.4686 South, depth = 82.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:46:16 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.48 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 12:46:16 / December 23, 2018 @ 12:46 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iwnz. Id of event: us2000iwnz.
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 27 km (17 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km ESE of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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