A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Monday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:20:25 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.19 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 16:20:25 / April 6, 2020 @ 4:20 pm. Id of earthquake: us70008pyf. Event ids that are associated: us70008pyf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.6875 West, latitude -24.4113 South, depth = 57.19 km.
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 89 km SSW of Antofagasta, Chile.
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