A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taltal in Chile. Global time and date of event 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 19:56:37 / February 3, 2021 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. 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 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -70.8669° West, -25.3654° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was detected at 19:56:37 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000de9a. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000de9a.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal. Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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