A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.52 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0609 West, latitude -21.9376 South, depth = 74.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:51:51 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 14:51:51 / October 12, 2020 @ 2:51 pm. 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: us6000c7rr. Id of event: us6000c7rr.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 22 km NE of Tocopilla, Chile.
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