A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.8282 West, latitude -23.1504 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 08:15:41 / October 29, 2019 @ 8:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us600064a3. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064a3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:41 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 70 km NW of Antofagasta, Chile.
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