A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (86 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:06 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 01:02:06 / February 8, 2016 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 96 km, -68.919° West, -20.705° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ymr. Id of event: us20004ymr.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 138 km ESE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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