A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 km WSW of Illapel, Chile (64 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 03:21:38 / October 1, 2015 @ 3:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:21:38 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003jes. Event ids that are associated: us10003jes. Exact location of earthquake, -72.2025° West, -31.9307° South, depth 12.77 km. 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 12.77 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six 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.
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