A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Tuesday. 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: us6000c63f. Unique identifier: us6000c63f. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:25:11 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.872° West, latitude -21.4095° South, depth = 45.66 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.66 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 13:25:11 / October 6, 2020 @ 1:25 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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