A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Calama in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nxs. Id of event: us10003nxs. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 18:01:31 / October 15, 2015 @ 6:01 pm. Exact location, longitude -69.0173° West, latitude -22.7633° South, depth = 112.11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112.11 km (70 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:01:31 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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