A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (84 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.77 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:57:20 / 6:57 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003lul. Unique identifier: us20003lul. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 11:57:20 / September 19, 2015 @ 11:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 12.77 km, -72.6461° West, -30.4136° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eighty, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and 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. 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: 135 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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