A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjek. Unique identifier: us6000bjek. The temblor was picked up at 14:16:11 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.96 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 19.96 km, -71.2431° West, -27.8288° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 14:16:11 / August 23, 2020 @ 2:16 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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