A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Taltal in Chile on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 02:30:42 / April 2, 2020 @ 2:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.31 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:30:42 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008l5u. Id of event: us70008l5u. Exact location of event, depth 72.31 km, -70.7839° West, -25.9247° South.
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diego de Almagro, Taltal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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