A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Copiapo in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005rxg. Unique identifier: us70005rxg. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0432 West, latitude -27.2091 South, depth = 57.38 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.38 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 14:04:09 / October 8, 2019 @ 2:04 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:04:09 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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