A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 115 km SE of Copiapo, Chile (71 miles). Unique identifier: us2000iuur. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iuur. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/18 / 2018-12-18 17:55:37 / December 18, 2018 @ 5:55 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:55:37 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 93.35 km, -69.3681° West, -27.9487° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.35 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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