A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -70.0814° West, latitude -21.3564° South, depth = 50.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.02 km (31 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:07:12 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbqy. Id of event: us6000cbqy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 21:07:12 / October 22, 2020 @ 9:07 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km N of Tocopilla, Chile.
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