A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (70 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 19:32:27 / March 23, 2017 @ 7:32 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:32:27 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 105.3 km, -69.118° West, -23.503° South. Event id: us20008u42. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u42. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.3 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 112 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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