A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, West Chile Rise (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:34:33 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004b3y. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b3y. Exact location of event, longitude -96.1243 West, latitude -36.8866 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 02:34:33 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:34 am. 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. Every 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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