A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 155 km WNW of Illapel, Chile (96 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:28:50 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 06:28:50 / September 20, 2015 @ 6:28 am. Unique identifier: us10003kep. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003kep. Exact location of earthquake, -72.74° West, -31.2548° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine 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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