A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 126 km NW of Vallenar, Chile (78 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:58:41 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -71.6161° West, -27.7231° South. Id of earthquake: us7000ck81. Event ids that are associated: us7000ck81. Global time and date of event 27/11/20 / 2020-11-27 03:58:41 / November 27, 2020 @ 3:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. 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: 126 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.
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