A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.5 km (44 miles). Global time and date of event 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 10:32:01 / December 5, 2020 @ 10:32 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnef. Id of event: us7000cnef. The temblor was picked up at 10:32:01 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.469 West, latitude -22.4442 South, depth = 70.5 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km SW of Tocopilla, Chile.
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