A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:21:19 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004cbl. Id of event: us10004cbl. Exact location of event, longitude -67.7672 West, latitude -22.3666 South, depth = 155.73 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 09:21:19 / January 8, 2016 @ 9:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155.73 km (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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