A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 157 km E of Iquique, Chile (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.15 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008t33. Event ids that are associated: us20008t33. The temblor was reported at 18:26:45 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 22:26:45 / March 18, 2017 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6422 West, latitude -20.3249 South, depth = 115.15 km.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 157 km E of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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