A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -69.9974° West, -22.0551° South, depth 41.29 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003jzk. Id of event: us70003jzk. The temblor was reported at 02:42:23 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 06:42:23 / May 12, 2019 @ 6:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.29 km (26 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km E of Tocopilla, Chile.
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