A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km ESE of Copiapo, Chile (62 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.98 km (68 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 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:31 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.3393 West, latitude -27.5646 South, depth = 109.98 km. Global time and date of event 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 21:25:31 / October 17, 2018 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000hdl5. Event ids that are associated: us1000hdl5.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven 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. 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: 100 km ESE of Copiapo, Chile.
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