A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km NE of Iquique, Chile (71 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.94 km (64 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 16:38:41 / January 6, 2021 @ 4:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.2914 West, latitude -19.5569 South, depth = 102.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:38:41 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d66l. Unique identifier: us6000d66l.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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