A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Taltal in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 15:38:19 / December 2, 2020 @ 3:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.9409 West, latitude -25.871 South, depth = 20.71 km. Event id: us7000cm4k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cm4k. The temblor was reported at 15:38:19 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.71 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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