A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location, longitude -68.531° West, latitude -21.715° South, depth = 138.3 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:05 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/15 / 2015-09-13 02:43:05 / September 13, 2015 @ 2:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003j5e. Id of event: us20003j5e. The epicenter was at a depth of 138.3 km (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 93 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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