A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 142 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (88 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 169.03 km, -67.2102° West, -22.0385° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.03 km (105 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003je7. Event ids that are associated: us10003je7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 01:53:32 / October 1, 2015 @ 1:53 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:53:32 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 142 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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