A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 93 km WSW of Illapel, Chile (58 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 19:25:52 / May 19, 2016 @ 7:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1333 West, latitude -31.8106 South, depth = 14.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.06 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:25:52 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ikv. Id of event: us10005ikv.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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