A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, offshore Coquimbo, Chile (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.6 km (18 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000awzq. Event ids that are associated: us2000awzq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 29.6 km, -72.2331° West, -31.7128° South. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:30 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 22:36:30 / September 29, 2017 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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