A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5037 West, latitude -23.365 South, depth = 110.45 km. The temblor was detected at 00:09:05 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6bc. Id of event: us6000d6bc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 00:09:05 / January 7, 2021 @ 12:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.45 km (69 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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: 59 km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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