A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 141 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (88 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -67.6313° West, latitude -21.762° South, depth = 223.66 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:41:55 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 20:41:55 / May 17, 2017 @ 8:41 pm UTC/GMT. 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 223.66 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t3q. Id of event: us10008t3q.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 141 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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