A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km W of Illapel, Chile (107 miles) on Saturday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:23:30 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003k3v. Event ids that are associated: us10003k3v. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 23:23:30 / October 3, 2015 @ 11:23 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9806 West, latitude -31.6788 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 172 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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