A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 135 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (84 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 08:05:02 / September 19, 2015 @ 8:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:05:02 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lry. Id of event: us20003lry. Exact location of event, longitude -72.6101 West, latitude -30.4864 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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