A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 90 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (56 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.44 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 18:46:56 / February 22, 2016 @ 6:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -72.1386° West, latitude -30.3875° South, depth = 9.44 km. 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 13:46:56 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rsh. Id of event: us10004rsh.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 90 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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