A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 94 km W of Illapel, Chile (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:43:07 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100049qx. Event ids that are associated: us100049qx. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1583 West, latitude -31.6969 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 20:43:07 / December 26, 2015 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 94 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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