A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 km SE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (40 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.97 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000jj60. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jj60. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 11:16:37 / March 20, 2019 @ 11:16 am. The temblor was detected at 07:16:37 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.7873 West, latitude -23.338 South, depth = 127.97 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 64 km SE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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