A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 93 km WNW of Iquique, Chile (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.009° West, -20.0056° South, depth 11.6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:32 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 16:41:32 / October 6, 2015 @ 4:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003kqa. Event ids that are associated: us10003kqa.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 93 km WNW of Iquique, Chile.
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