A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 157 km N of Calama, Chile (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7121° West, -21.0582° South, depth 132.63 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:58:15 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.63 km (82 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005brg. Event ids that are associated: us10005brg. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 19:58:15 / April 26, 2016 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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