A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (56 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 19:11:02 / January 26, 2017 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5475° West, -22.3816° South, depth 171.65 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 171.65 km (107 miles). Unique identifier: us10007vl7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vl7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:11:02 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 90 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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