A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 103 km WNW of Illapel, Chile (64 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 14:15:20 / December 24, 2020 @ 2:15 pm. Event id: us6000d2kd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2kd. Exact location, longitude -72.2076° West, latitude -31.3583° South, depth = 22.36 km. The temblor was detected at 14:15:20 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.36 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 103 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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