A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.8269° West, latitude -32.2684° South, depth = 19.48 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 05:16:25 / October 6, 2020 @ 5:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:16:25 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c5zh. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c5zh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.48 km (12 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Quillota.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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