A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 99 km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile (62 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005uzj. Id of event: us70005uzj. The temblor was detected at 08:44:29 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.382 West, latitude -34.3184 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 13:44:29 / October 17, 2019 @ 1:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 99 km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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