A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 138 km E of Iquique, Chile (86 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.54 km (73 miles). Global time and date of event 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 04:43:56 / October 16, 2015 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003p1x. Id of event: us10003p1x. The temblor was reported at 01:43:56 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 117.54 km, -68.8445° West, -19.975° South.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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