A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Taltal in Chile. Global time and date of event 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 23:09:23 / September 23, 2020 @ 11:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.86 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c0bs. Event ids that are associated: us6000c0bs. The temblor was detected at 23:09:23 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.0758° West, latitude -25.0755° South, depth = 35.86 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal. Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km WNW of Taltal, Chile.
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