A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 123 km W of Illapel, Chile (76 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kx9. Id of event: us10003kx9. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 13:06:42 / October 7, 2015 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -72.4435° West, -31.8282° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:06:42 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and three 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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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: 123 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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