A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, West Chile Rise (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:35:39 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -81.0546° West, -44.7211° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 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: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 17:35:39 / February 28, 2017 @ 5:35 pm. Event id: us100085qu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085qu.
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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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