A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Copiapó in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/20 / 2020-11-08 03:34:28 / November 8, 2020 @ 3:34 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:34:28 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.62 km, -71.1478° West, -27.7808° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cc02. Unique identifier: us7000cc02. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.62 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar, Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 92 km WSW of Copiapó, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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