A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 55 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (34 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 170.9 km (106 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 18:24:21 / August 21, 2017 @ 6:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 170.9 km, -67.949° West, -22.48° South. The temblor was detected at 14:24:21 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000aa9c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aa9c.
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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