A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 92 km NE of Taltal, Chile (57 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -69.8243° West, latitude -24.8253° South, depth = 84.48 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.48 km (52 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8mc. Unique identifier: us2000a8mc. 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: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 22:48:22 / August 15, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:48:22 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 92 km NE of Taltal, Chile.
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