A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 118 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (73 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 07:39:56 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 10:39:56 / December 27, 2015 @ 10:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 107.19 km (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bic. Id of event: us10004bic. Exact location of event, depth 107.19 km, -69.0797° West, -19.8435° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
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. 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: 118 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.