A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfqx. Id of event: us7000bfqx. Exact location, longitude -71.4157° West, latitude -27.9916° South, depth = 19.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.93 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:04 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 11:29:04 / September 1, 2020 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 91 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.
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