A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Id of earthquake: us7000bfki. Event ids that are associated: us7000bfki. The temblor was picked up at 04:44:10 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:44:10 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:44 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.56 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, longitude -70.843 West, latitude -27.8927 South, depth = 19.56 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Copiapó, Vallenar. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 76 km N of Vallenar, Chile.
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