A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crqg. Id of event: us7000crqg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8156 West, latitude -22.7723 South, depth = 172.25 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 172.25 km (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 02:27:36 / December 17, 2020 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:27:36 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter).
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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 42 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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