A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 159 km E of Iquique, Chile (99 miles). Global time and date of event 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 12:21:57 / January 3, 2016 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004b0n. Event ids that are associated: us10004b0n. The temblor was picked up at 08:21:57 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.6384 West, latitude -20.4525 South, depth = 110.74 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.74 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven 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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