A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.86 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c8wr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8wr. Exact location of event, depth 21.86 km, -70.4256° West, -22.5281° South. The temblor was reported at 03:53:04 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 03:53:04 / October 17, 2020 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 53 km SSW of Tocopilla, Chile.
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