A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 97 km N of Tocopilla, Chile (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ncb. Id of event: us70006ncb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.9 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, depth 32.9 km, -70.123° West, -21.2126° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 07:15:22 / December 19, 2019 @ 7:15 am. The temblor was detected at 03:15:22 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 97 km N of Tocopilla, Chile.
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