A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 123 km NW of Tome, Chile (76 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -73.7302 West, latitude -35.6956 South, depth = 11.37 km. The temblor was reported at 11:42:02 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 16:42:02 / March 28, 2020 @ 4:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008hvt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008hvt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.37 km (7 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 123 km NW of Tome, Chile.
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