A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 174 km WNW of Tocopilla, Chile (108 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 18:23:35 / May 21, 2016 @ 6:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j5c. Unique identifier: us10005j5c. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7807 West, latitude -21.5506 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 13:23:35 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Every 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 one and in the last 365 days one 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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