A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 23.77 km, -71.113° West, -27.8975° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bfm3. Unique identifier: us7000bfm3. The temblor was reported at 06:28:23 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 06:28:23 / September 1, 2020 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.77 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Copiapó, Vallenar. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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