A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Tarapaca, Chile (0 miles). Event id: us100049x8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049x8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 12:34:27 / December 27, 2015 @ 12:34 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7262 West, latitude -20.6003 South, depth = 95.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.32 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:34:27 / 12:34 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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