A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km NW of Vallenar, Chile (73 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 17:37:52 / September 5, 2020 @ 5:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:37:52 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6914 West, latitude -27.9171 South, depth = 10.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000bik4. Event ids that are associated: us7000bik4.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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.
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