A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 147 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (91 miles) on Tuesday. Event id: us20005ca4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ca4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.2 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:33:53 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.763 West, latitude -19.941 South, depth = 119.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 15:33:53 / March 22, 2016 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 147 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.
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