A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 53 km NNE of Putre, Chile (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.394 West, latitude -17.7394 South, depth = 154.18 km. Id of earthquake: us70005wvf. Event ids that are associated: us70005wvf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.18 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 13:29:20 / October 13, 2019 @ 1:29 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:20 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km NNE of Putre, Chile.
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