A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (91 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008hw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hw5. The temblor was reported at 04:03:07 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 08:03:07 / February 6, 2017 @ 8:03 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 92.58 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.944° West, -20.9033° South, depth 92.58 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 146 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.
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