A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 127 km E of Iquique, Chile (79 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.51 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:36:29 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9412 West, latitude -20.4279 South, depth = 101.51 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/17 / 2017-10-08 12:36:29 / October 8, 2017 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b2sr. Unique identifier: us2000b2sr.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 127 km E of Iquique, Chile.
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