Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Vallenar in Chile


Earthquake location -27.8435S, -71.5589WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 112 km NW of Vallenar, Chile (70 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5589 West, latitude -27.8435 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:41:44 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhcb. Id of event: us7000bhcb. Global time and date of event 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 18:41:44 / September 3, 2020 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 112 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.

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