A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 100 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (62 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 100.51 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:48:37 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 100.51 km, -69.213° West, -20.4437° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 14:48:37 / April 5, 2017 @ 2:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008em5. Id of event: us10008em5.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 100 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.
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