A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -70.5622° West, -21.6876° South, depth 40.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.27 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003lem. Id of event: us70003lem. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:32 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 07:55:32 / May 15, 2019 @ 7:55 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 58 km NW of Tocopilla, Chile.
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