A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Antofagasta, Chile (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1012 West, latitude -21.9577 South, depth = 118.87 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w4e. Unique identifier: us20004w4e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.87 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:42:50 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 07:42:50 / January 31, 2016 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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