A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 100 km W of Illapel, Chile (62 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.69 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:38:55 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 08:38:55 / October 17, 2015 @ 8:38 am. Exact location of event, longitude -72.228 West, latitude -31.6677 South, depth = 16.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pbi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pbi.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km W of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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