A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (43 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 07:58:29 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 11:58:29 / October 17, 2017 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.609° West, latitude -22.6494° South, depth = 163.69 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.69 km (102 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000at8k. Event ids that are associated: us1000at8k.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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