A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 65 km S of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 11:36:49 / January 13, 2016 @ 11:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:36:49 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.4 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0942° West, -23.4938° South, depth 118.4 km. Event id: us10004e2a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e2a.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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