A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes West Chile Rise (0 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:51:18 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ggs3. Id of event: us1000ggs3. Exact location of event, longitude -87.8731 West, latitude -41.3333 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 20:51:18 / August 18, 2018 @ 8:51 pm.
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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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