A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Taltal in Chile. The temblor was detected at 17:45:59 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.6501° West, latitude -25.3321° South, depth = 59.02 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007gqf. Id of event: us60007gqf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.02 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 21:45:59 / January 26, 2020 @ 9:45 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km E of Taltal, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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