A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 123 km E of Iquique, Chile (76 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 15:44:59 / December 23, 2015 @ 3:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.9707° West, -20.3528° South, depth 109.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.12 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000491e. Unique identifier: us1000491e. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:59 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 123 km E of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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