A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Copiapó in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.48 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 16:54:06 / October 18, 2020 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000c980. Event ids that are associated: us6000c980. The temblor was reported at 16:54:06 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.9142° West, -27.2918° South, depth 33.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km W of Copiapó, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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