A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 130 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (81 miles). Global time and date of event 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 08:33:03 / March 23, 2017 @ 8:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.0739° West, latitude -20.8303° South, depth = 101.96 km. Id of earthquake: us20008tzf. Event ids that are associated: us20008tzf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 101.96 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:33:03 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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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