A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 11:21:00 / September 6, 2020 @ 11:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.4151° West, latitude -27.9815° South, depth = 19 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:21:00 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000biwi. Event ids that are associated: us7000biwi.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 92 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.
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