A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 109 km NE of Iquique, Chile (68 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 99.34 km, -69.3529° West, -19.574° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.34 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:17 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 02:38:17 / October 29, 2019 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000646z. Unique identifier: us6000646z.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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