A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 20:51:29 / July 28, 2020 @ 8:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.89 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude -70.8361° West, latitude -24.0009° South, depth = 46.89 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b5m4. Id of event: us6000b5m4. The temblor was detected at 20:51:29 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta.
Every 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 four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SW of Antofagasta, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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