A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Cartagena in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.73 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 00:59:57 / March 19, 2020 @ 12:59 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:59:57 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008bxw. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008bxw. Exact location of event, depth 49.73 km, -71.3203° West, -33.3827° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Andes, San Felipe, Puente Alto (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NE of Cartagena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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