A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Saturday. 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: us7000bmdd. Id of event: us7000bmdd. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:45:31 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.17 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4442 West, latitude -28.0889 South, depth = 25.17 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 09:45:31 / September 12, 2020 @ 9:45 am.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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