A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 117 km NW of Vallenar, Chile (73 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.34 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us7000bgml. Unique identifier: us7000bgml. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:21:38 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.6244° West, latitude -27.842° South, depth = 12.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 16:21:38 / September 2, 2020 @ 4:21 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 117 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.
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