A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 143 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3399 West, latitude -21.9058 South, depth = 192.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 192.78 km (120 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000aph6. Event ids that are associated: us2000aph6. The temblor was picked up at 07:10:53 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 11:10:53 / September 17, 2017 @ 11:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 143 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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