A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 132 km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (82 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.6865 West, latitude -24.0085 South, depth = 174.08 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 19:42:42 / October 6, 2020 @ 7:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.08 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:42:42 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c67b. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c67b.
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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km SSE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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