A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.08 km (30 miles). Unique identifier: us70003b79. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003b79. 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: 24/04/19 / 2019-04-24 06:24:32 / April 24, 2019 @ 6:24 am. Exact location of event, depth 49.08 km, -69.9157° West, -21.4883° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:24:32 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 72 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile.
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