A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.2533 West, latitude -23.9653 South, depth = 47.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:33:15 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/19 / 2019-03-30 18:33:15 / March 30, 2019 @ 6:33 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.34 km (29 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000k7qi. Event ids that are associated: us2000k7qi.
Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km SSE of Antofagasta, Chile.
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