A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km NE of Taltal, Chile (89 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 15:58:58 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.2 km (55 miles). Global time and date of event 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 19:58:58 / September 21, 2017 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.359° West, latitude -24.593° South, depth = 89.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000asqw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000asqw.
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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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