A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Unique identifier: us7000cplf. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cplf. The temblor was detected at 00:46:35 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 29.22 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.3897° West, latitude -28.288° South, depth = 29.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 00:46:35 / December 10, 2020 @ 12:46 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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