A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (44 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.06 km (108 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:38:29 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 14:38:29 / May 31, 2017 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wu6. Id of event: us10008wu6. Exact location, longitude -67.9105° West, latitude -22.3386° South, depth = 173.06 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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