A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 km ESE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (42 miles). Exact location of event, depth 135.11 km, -67.6526° West, -23.2361° South. The temblor was reported at 04:19:41 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 08:19:41 / April 15, 2017 @ 8:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.11 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hu2. Id of event: us10008hu2.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km ESE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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