A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km W of Illapel, Chile (75 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 17:17:00 / February 29, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:17:00 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004tld. Event ids that are associated: us10004tld. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.28 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.4272 West, latitude -31.5105 South, depth = 13.28 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 120 km W of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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