A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (89 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.53 km (72 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 08:35:45 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006jy5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006jy5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.8002 West, latitude -20.5358 South, depth = 115.53 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 12:35:45 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:35 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 144 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.
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