A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km ENE of Diego de Almagro, Chile (89 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d8h5. Event ids that are associated: us1000d8h5. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:51:07 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.8431° West, latitude -25.6588° South, depth = 107.69 km. Global time and date of event 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 02:51:07 / March 24, 2018 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.69 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km ENE of Diego de Almagro, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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