A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 88 km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (55 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.005 West, latitude -23.6936 South, depth = 109.54 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.54 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:14:00 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005hk8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005hk8. Global time and date of event 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 15:14:00 / May 15, 2016 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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