A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 117 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (73 miles). Exact location, longitude -69.19° West, latitude -20.7871° South, depth = 115.87 km. Unique identifier: us20005hdi. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hdi. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 10:00:15 / April 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.87 km (72 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:00:15 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 117 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.
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