A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Id of earthquake: us60008au9. Event ids that are associated: us60008au9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.36 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:50:34 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 05:50:34 / March 6, 2020 @ 5:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude -69.8881 West, latitude -21.3087 South, depth = 49.36 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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 quakes 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. 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: 92 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile.
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