A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Taltal in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000diaa. Unique identifier: us6000diaa. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 03:25:29 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:25 am. Exact location, longitude -71.0266° West, latitude -25.0984° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 03:25:29 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taltal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen 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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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: 64 km WNW of Taltal, Chile.
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