A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile. Global time and date of event 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 18:06:06 / March 5, 2020 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.5 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 102.5 km, -69.703° West, -23.7912° South. Event id: us60008af7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008af7. The temblor was reported at 14:06:06 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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