A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 138 km N of Calama, Chile (86 miles). Exact location of event, depth 116.99 km, -68.7768° West, -21.2252° South. The temblor was detected at 02:40:40 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70005uja. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005uja. Global time and date of event 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 06:40:40 / October 16, 2019 @ 6:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.99 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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