A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km W of Vallenar, Chile (107 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.5217 West, latitude -28.515 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:05:45 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000dkqu. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkqu. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 17:05:45 / February 24, 2021 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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