A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 100 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile (62 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 08:10:53 / January 6, 2020 @ 8:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:10:53 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2757 West, latitude -27.0323 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006v6s. Id of event: us70006v6s.
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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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. 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: 100 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile.
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