A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 07:35:08 / December 27, 2020 @ 7:35 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 191.65 km (119 miles). Event id: us6000d3e1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3e1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -67.8049° West, latitude -22.4335° South, depth = 191.65 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:08 / 7:35 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 seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 66 km NE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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