A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 98 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (61 miles). Unique identifier: us20008smc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008smc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 06:10:55 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:10 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:10:55 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 159.73 km (99 miles). Exact location of event, depth 159.73 km, -67.5518° West, -22.2825° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 98 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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