A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.98 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:11:56 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 20:11:56 / September 20, 2020 @ 8:11 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.4476 West, latitude -28.437 South, depth = 42.98 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bqk7. Unique identifier: us7000bqk7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 69 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.
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