A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (73 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.61 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:03:38 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 09:03:38 / January 9, 2016 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004d4e. Id of event: us10004d4e. Exact location of earthquake, -69.0882° West, -19.8582° South, depth 98.61 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 117 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.
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