A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km W of Illapel, Chile (98 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.15 km (3 miles). Event id: us10003jqb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jqb. Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:13:01 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -72.8192° West, latitude -31.8131° South, depth = 5.15 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:13:01 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 158 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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